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Por estas calles bravas
Author: Piri Thomas
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 0679776281
Pages: 368
Year: 1998
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"Hace treinta aǫs Piri Toms̀ marc ̤un hito en la historia de la literatura al escribir el desgarrador recuento de su juventud en las calles del Harlem hispano. He aqu ̕la historia de un puertorriqueǫ nacido en Nueva York pero considerado un extraǫ en un pas̕ de habla inglesa; un muchacho de piel oscura cuya familia se niega a reconocer la obvia presencia de su sangre africana. Este testimonio conmovedor de la cad̕a de Toms̀ en la trampa mortal de las drogas, las peleas callejeras y los robos a mano armada, termina cuando Piri, de veintids̤ aǫs, es encarcelado por dispararle a un polica̕. Desde su adolescencia en El Barrio hasta la cr̀cel de Sing Sing, Piri Toms̀ ofrece un recuento estremecedor que con voz profunda, muestra pg̀ina de pg̀ina cm̤o aprende a conocerse, a aceptarse y finalmente a tener fe en s ̕mismo. Despuš de treinta aǫs de su primera edicin̤, este cls̀ico que describe las condiciones de enajenacin̤ y la lucha por sobrevivir de un grupo marginado se publica por primera vez en espaǫl, con nuevas l︢timas palabras del autor"--Amazon.com.
Down These Mean Streets
Author: Piri Thomas
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1631680609
Pages: 270
Year: 2016-02-23
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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in a new edition.
Down These Mean Streets
Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416509682
Pages: 270
Year: 2005-08-30
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As Triple X, a brand-new designer drug with devastating side effects, sweeps through the streets of New York, high school science teacher Peter Parker--and his alter ego Spider-Man--begins to suspect the drug may have originated with one of his most diabolical enemies, intent on destroying the arachnid superhero for all time. Original.
Gabriel's Fire
Author: Luis Gabriel Aguilera
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226010678
Pages: 291
Year: 2000-04-01
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Aiming to counter mainstream prejudices about inner-city Latino culture, Aguilera offers an account of his life from the age of 13 to 18 growing up in a blue-collar Polish community on Chicago's South Side.
Savior, Savior, Hold My Hand
Author: Piri Thomas
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1631680811
Pages: 372
Year: 2016-08-10
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Many people write about the ghetto. Piri Thomas lived there. In this book, the author of Down These Mean Streets tells what he found when he returned from a seven year prison term. Friends dying on heroin, or getting rich selling it. Jobs he couldn’t get, not because he lacked training or ability, but because the union was open only to whites. And an indomitable aunt who brought him into her church, where he met the woman who became his wife, and where he began to take an interest in helping others. Eventually he got a job working with street children—helping them find highs other than drugs, trying to cool rivalries fueled by frustration, persuading gang leaders to surrender weapons originally intended for bloody street battles. But even with success came bitter disappointments. Pervasive discrimination forced Thomas and his family to give up a suburban home. And an appalling hypocritical and selfish boss forced him out of his job—and almost back into prison. Piri Thomas writes of these experiences with unselfish candor and compassion. He pictures the poverty and squalor as well as the spirit and vitality of the ghetto in a dramatic story that is blunt, painful, absorbing and profoundly moving.
Hey Yo ! Yo Soy! 40 Years Of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition
Author: Jesus Papoleto Melendez
Publisher: 2Leaf Press
ISBN: 0988476312
Pages: 386
Year: 2013-12-02
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HEY YO ! YO SOY! 40 YEARS OF NUYORICAN STREET POETRY, A BILINGUAL EDITION (English/Spanish) is a 386-page collection, comprised of three previously published books, "Casting Long Shadows" (1970), "Have You Seen Liberation" (1971), and "Street Poetry & Other Poems" (1972), consist of stories about growing up Puerto Rican in New York City’s El Barrio. Melendez has long been considered one of the founders of the Nuyorican Movement and the political, intellectual and linguistic topics he approaches in his work remain extremely relevant to this day. Forward by Samuel Diaz and Carmen M. Pietri-Diaz; Translator's notes by Adam Wier; Introduction by Sandra Maria Esteves; and Afterword by Jaime "Shaggy" Flores. Also includes historical photos of and an in-depth interview of Melendez. HEY YO! YO SOY! 40 YEARS OF NUYORICAN STREET POETRY, A BILINGUAL EDITION is a collection to be devoured as a single sustained narrative, from the first page to the last; a worthy addition in anyone’s library.
"Shakin' Up" Race and Gender
Author: Marta E. Sánchez
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029270965X
Pages: 202
Year: 2005
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The second phase of the civil rights movement (1965-1973) was a pivotal period in the development of ethnic groups in the United States. In the years since then, new generations have asked new questions to cast light on this watershed era. No longer is it productive to consider only the differences between ethnic groups; we must also study them in relation to one another and to U.S. mainstream society. In "Shakin' Up" Race and Gender, Marta E. Sánchez creates an intercultural frame to study the historical and cultural connections among Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and Chicanos/as since the 1960s. Her frame opens up the black/white binary that dominated the 1960s and 1970s. It reveals the hidden yet real ties that connected ethnics of color and "white" ethnics in a shared intercultural history. By using key literary works published during this time, Sánchez reassesses and refutes the unflattering portrayals of ethnics by three leading intellectuals (Octavio Paz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Oscar Lewis) who wrote about Chicanos, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans. She links their implicit misogyny to the trope of La Malinche from Chicano culture and shows how specific characteristics of this trope—enslavement, alleged betrayal, and cultural negotiation—are also present in African American and Puerto Rican cultures. Sánchez employs the trope to restore the agency denied to these groups. Intercultural contact—encounters between peoples of distinct ethnic groups—is the theme of this book.
Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodríguez
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259082
Pages: 262
Year: 2012-06-12
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Luis J. Rodríguez’s stunning memoir—a brave, unflinching account of life in a Los Angeles street gang Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques and sets in Southern California and knew only a life of violence—one that revolved around drugs, gang wars, and police brutality. But unlike most of those around him, Rodríguez found a way out when art, writing, and political activism rescued him from the brink of self-destruction. Always Running spares no detail in its vivid, brutally honest portrayal of street life and violence, and it stands as a powerful and unforgettable testimonial of gang life, by one of the most acclaimed Chicano writers of his generation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Seven long times
Author: Piri Thomas
Pages: 246
Year: 1974
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Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
Pages: 368
Year: 2014-10-15
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
Amigo Brothers
Author: Piri Thomas
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 0439672368
Pages: 16
Year: 1978-01-01
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La soledad del lector
Author: David Markson
Publisher: La Bestia Equilátera
ISBN: 9871739346
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-03-01
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Un hombre se propone familiarizarse con el espacio que habita. Mientras observa el movimiento a su alrededor, lee, acumula citas y toma apuntes. Escritores, filósofos, artistas, la historia del arte y la cultura. Crea, con pocos elementos, una especie de teatro de cámara con dos personajes, el Protagonista y el Lector, y una playa o un cementerio como escenarios posibles. Ese es el relato aparente de esta novela, su engañosa superficie. A poco de avanzar, las citas y los apuntes nos van asomando a un universo en el que debemos desplazarnos como en el tablero de un juego misterioso, tal vez genial, cuyas piezas son la vida, la muerte, el amor, el suicidio, la enfermedad, el arte como juego, el arte como extrema experiencia vital. David Markson, quien debutó en la década del sesenta como uno de los más avezados narradores de género —policial, western—, encontró en los últimos años de su vida la clave única de un proyecto narrativo sorprendente por la sencillez de sus recursos y admirable por su alcance y profundidad. “Hipnótico”. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. “Nadie, excepto Beckett, puede ser tan divertido y tan triste al mismo tiempo”. Ann Beattie “El punto más alto que podamos encontrar en la ficción experimental de los Estados Unidos”. David Foster Wallace
La mujer puertorriqueña en su contexto literario y social
Author: Ruth Amarilis Cottó, Antonio Ballesteros González, Eulalia Piñero Gil
Publisher: Verbum Editorial
ISBN: 8479622296
Pages: 240
Year: 2002
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Doña Barbara
Author: Rómulo Gallegos, Robert Malloy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226279200
Pages: 440
Year: 2012-05-03
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Dona Barbara tells the tale of an epic struggle between two cousins for a cast estate and ranch in the Venezuelan llano, or prairie...Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Dona Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for later authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.
"¡Nos Quitan Nuestros Trabajos!"
Author: Aviva Chomsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608462641
Pages: 236
Year: 2011-10-18
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"An indispensable guide to the current debate on immigration."—Howard Zinn Aviva Chomsky dismantles twenty-one of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration. "¡Nos Quitan el Trabajo!" challenges the underlying assumptions that fuel these misinformed claims about immigrants, radically altering our notions of citizenship, discrimination, and US history.

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