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The Book When I Was Puerto Rican
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2006-02-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 288
ISBN 9780786736867
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.


The Book Las Christmas
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2007-12-18
Genre Religion
Pages 224
ISBN 9780307426550
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza. From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions--memories of Christmas and Hanukkah that vividly capture the pride and pain, joy and heartbreak, that so often accompany the holidays in the Americas. Richly illustrated and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner--from traditional sweet tamales to Puerto Rican asopao (stew) and coquito (coconut eggnog)--this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing to read again and again. A heartwarming holiday gift. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book
The Author Хантер Томпсон
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2018-01-11
Genre Fiction
Pages 414
ISBN 9785040065738
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Пуэрто-Рико.Остров, на котором невозможно работать – а можно сойти с ума, спиться или влюбиться. Или все сразу.Здесь теплая компания журналистов коротает время в местном кабаке, где они методично наливаются ромом и ведут беседы о том, как дошли до жизни такой.Здесь молодой репортер Пол Кемп получает важные профессиональные и жизненные уроки.Здесь скучно и нечего делать.Именно поэтому то, что начиналось как ленивый южный адюльтер, семимильными шагами мчится к настоящей трагедии...Любовь, выпивка, смерть – а что, собственно, нужно еще?


The Book Bildungsroman Written by Puerto Rican Women in the United States
The Author Ismael Muñiz Cruz
The Publisher
Release Date1996
Genre American fiction
Pages 132
ISBN OCLC:35752771
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Almost a Woman
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date2012-06-12
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 336
ISBN 9780306821110
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Following the enchanting story recounted in When I Was Puerto Rican of the author’s emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the prestigious Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Esmeralda Santiago delivers the tale of her young adulthood, where she continually strives to find a balance between becoming American and staying Puerto Rican. While translating for her mother Mami at the welfare office in the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York’s prestigious Performing Arts High School in the afternoons, and dancing salsa all night, she begins to defy her mother’s protective rules, only to find that independence brings new dangers and dilemmas.


The Book A Doll for Navidades
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Scholastic Press
Release Date2005
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 32
ISBN UTEXAS:059173019364357
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: While preparing for Christmas in Puerto Rico, seven-year-old Esmeralda asks the Three Magi for a baby doll like her cousin's, but when they bring something else instead she gains a deeper understanding of the meaning of the holiday.


The Book The Turkish Lover
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date2004
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 341
ISBN 0738208205
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The memoir continues with the author finally freeing herself from the influence of her mother, only to be caught up in a new, romantic, relationship.


The Book Las Mamis
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2010-01-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 208
ISBN 0307486958
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers. The women lovingly portrayed in Las Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between-and they share an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduring legacies for their children. Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences-all of them infused with distinct sabor latino-Las Mamis celebrates the universality of family love and the special bond between mothers and children. Contributors include: Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosin, Junot Diaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, Maria Escandon, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Ilan Stavans From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book El Sueno de America
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2009-10-13
Genre Fiction
Pages 360
ISBN 9780061860331
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: América Gonzales es empleada de un hotel en una isla en la costa de Puerto Rico, donde limpia los cuartos de extranjeros ricos que miran de reojo. Su madre alcohólica le tiene resentimiento...su novio Correa, quien es casado le pega...y su hija de catorce años piensa que su vida seria mejor en cualquier otro lugar menos donde esté America.Asi que cuando le ofrecen la oportunidad de trabajar como criada y niñera para una familia en el municipio de Weschester, Nueva York, America cree que ha encontrado una puerta de escape. Pero al mismo tiempo en que disfruta del lujo relativo de su nueva vida atreviéndose incluso a querer a otro hombre que no sea Correa, América tiene que luchar contra la constante sensación de que nunca podra escapar su pasado, no importa lo que haga.


The Book Conversations with Ilan Stavans
The Author Ilan Stavans
The Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 214
ISBN 0816522642
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For almost twenty years, Ilan StavansÑdescribed by the Washington Post as "Latin AmericaÕs liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast"Ñhas interviewed path-breaking intellectuals and artists in a wide range of media. As host of the critically acclaimed PBS series La Plaza, he interviews guests on pressing issues that affect the Western Hemisphere today, asking hard-hitting questions on immigration, religion, bilingualism, race, and democracy. This book collects for the first time in one volume StavansÕs most provocative and enlightening interviews with Hispanics from both sides of the Rio Grande. Spontaneous and surprising, these conversations reflect Latino life in the United States in all its facets. Among the more than two dozen selections, Edward James Olmos talks about Hispanics in Hollywood; John Leguizamo describes how he shapes a stage show; author Richard Rodriguez reflects on his gang background; Esmeralda Santiago takes on the Puerto Rican stereotype; and Piri Thomas shares thoughts on the writing of Down These Mean Streets. "A conversation is a tango," writes Stavans, "for it takes two to dance it." Conversations with Ilan Stavans invites readers to catch the rhythm and enjoy these unique meetings of minds.


The Book Women s Life Writing and Imagined Communities
The Author Cynthia Huff
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date2005
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 330
ISBN 0415372208
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book recognises the great legacy of Women's life writings. They provide an incomparable window into the various cultural and historical communities in which we live. Drawing from novels, memoirs, autobiographies, letters, religious records and many other sources, from many of the finest female writers in history, we critically examine how these writings both reflect and shape our communities. These writings are such that we can draw great insight into fields from cultural studies to feminism, postmodernism and new historicism. This is a Special issue of the Journal Prose Studies.


The Book Puerto Rico s Eastern Coast El Yunque Rainforest
The Author Kurt Pitzer
The Publisher Hunter Publishing, Inc
Release Date2009-09-02
Genre Travel
Pages 79
ISBN 9781588437976
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Most travelers to eastern Puerto Rico come to see and hike El Yunque, the island's second-most-visited tourist destination after Old San Juan, and probably the world's most user-friendly rain forest. Others come for the east coast's three sprawling resort hotels, half a dozen excellent golf courses, the US Navy base, and one of the biggest yachting and sailing charter ports in the Caribbean. But this side of the island has much to offer that eludes most visitors to Puerto Rico, from a glorious, six-mile stretch of deserted beach between Luquillo and Las Cabezas de San Juan, to the red cliffs and lonely lighthouse in the southeast. As with most places, you have to scratch the surface to find the hidden rewards here. Spend a day or two wandering around Lo za Aldea and talking to locals (or attending their fiestas patronales in late July) to get a deeper understanding of Afro-Caribbean culture. One of the old fishermen of Las Croabas may take you cay-hopping in his wooden sloop, setting you down on some deserted islet to swim in opaque waters. Local surfers gather at a few little-known breaks. Or visit one of the two other nature reserves on the east coast OCo Las Cabezas to San Juan and Humacao OCo where exotic waterfowl, mangrove and dry tropical forest ecosystems and a bioluminescent lagoon await. This guide tells you all about the history and culture of Puerto Rico, how to get there and how to get around, the general information you need. Then it zeros in on the eastern coastal area and all its places to stay and eat, the things to see and do, the fiestas, historic sites, museums, markets - everything you need to know. Filled with maps and photos."


The Book Writing Off the Hyphen
The Author José L. Torres-Padilla
The Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date2008
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 361
ISBN 029598824X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The sixteen essays in Writing Off the Hyphen approach the literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora from current theoretical positions, with provocative and insightful results. Prominent writers such as Rosario Ferr and Judith Ortiz Cofer are discussed alongside often-neglected writers such as Honolulu-based Rodney Morales and gay writer Manuel Ramos Otero. Jos Torres-Padilla is associate professor of English, State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Carmen Haydee Rivera is associate professor of English, University of Puerto Rico.


The Book Skin Color and Identity Formation
The Author Edward Fergus
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2004-11-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 208
ISBN 9781135931292
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The focus of this study is on the ways in which skin color moderates the perceptions of opportunity and academic orientation of 17 Mexican and Puerto Rican high school students. More specifically, the study's analysis centered on cataloguing the racial/ethnic identification shifts (or not) in relation to how they perceive others situate them based on skin color.


The Book
The Author Рик Риордан
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2017-09-05
Genre Fiction
Pages 954
ISBN 9785457556744
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Любой ценой семеро героев вместе с Перси Джексоном должны помешать возродиться богине земли Гее, ведь с ее появлением мир неминуемо погрузится в хаос, а все смертные погибнут. Подросткам предстоит пройти сквозь Тартар, добраться до Врат Смерти, а также не позволить начаться войне между Лагерем полукровок и Лагерем Юпитера. Но времени в обрез: гиганты готовы восстать против богов Олимпа, а Гее осталось лишь заполучить кровь своих врагов.


The Book America s Dream
The Author Esmeralda Santiago
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2009-10-13
Genre Fiction
Pages 336
ISBN 9780061846946
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the chance to work as alive-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester County, New York, she takes it as a sign that a door to escape has been opened. Yet even as América revels in the comparative luxury of her new life, daring to care about a man other than Correa, she is faced with dramatic proof that no matter what she does, she can't get away from her past.


The Book Cultural Activisms
The Author Gertrude M. James Gonzalez
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date1999
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 374
ISBN 0791439666
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Offers a multiple-genred mosaic of multiple resistances to oppression through a variety of styles and mediums.


The Book Latino Voices in New England
The Author David Carey Jr., Robert Atkinson
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2009-03-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 236
ISBN 9780791493847
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.


The Book Family Matters
The Author Marisel C. Moreno
The Publisher University of Virginia Press
Release Date2012-08-29
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 248
ISBN 9780813933337
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Adopting a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to Puerto Rican literature, Marisel Moreno juxtaposes narratives by insular and U.S. Puerto Rican women authors in order to examine their convergences and divergences. By showing how these writers use the trope of family to question the tenets of racial and social harmony, an idealized past, and patriarchal authority that sustain the foundational myth of la gran familia, she argues that this metaphor constitutes an overlooked literary contact zone between narratives from both sides. Moreno proposes the recognition of a "transinsular" corpus to reflect the increasingly transnational character of the Puerto Rican population and addresses the need to broaden the literary canon in order to include the diaspora. Drawing on the fields of historiography, cultural studies, and gender studies, the author defies the tendency to examine these literary bodies independently of one another and therefore aims to present a more nuanced and holistic vision of this literature.


The Book Switching Languages
The Author Steven G. Kellman
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2003
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 339
ISBN 0803227477
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Though it is difficult enough to write well in one?s native tongue, an extraordinary group of authors has written enduring poetry and prose in a second, third, or even fourth language. Switching Languages is the first anthology in which translingual authors from throughout the world examine their experiences writing in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one. Driven by factors as varied as migration, imperialism, a quest for verisimilitude, and a desire to assert artistic autonomy, translingualism has a long and brilliant history. ø In Switching Languages, Steven G. Kellman brings together several notable authors from the past one hundred years who discuss their personal translingual experiences and their take on a general phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves. Contributors to the book include Chinua Achebe, Julia Alvarez, Mary Antin, Elias Canetti, Rosario Ferrä, Ha Jin, Salman Rushdie, Läopold Sädar Senghor, and Ilan Stavans. They offer vivid testimony to the challenges and achievements of literary translingualism.