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1. Southern Front [1990]

Book
119 p. ; 22 cm.
www.aspresolver.com Latino Literature
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
73 p. ; 16 cm.
  • Faded flowers from the age of photographs.--Pachuco stomp.--Another story.--A long walk.--Eddie Palmieri at César's Club.--22nd and Folsom.--Summer on 24th Street.--A late afternoon affair.--Tijuana, Baja California.--Parandero.--Hello to a farewell.--Dolores Caramelo.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
155 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Boy on a wooden horse
  • El último round
  • Rose-colored dreams
  • Ofrendas
  • Barrio lotto
  • Lucky Alley
  • A lesson in merengue
  • A toda máquina
  • This war called love.
www.aspresolver.com Latino Literature
Green Library
Book
40, 36 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Green Library

5. Stray poems [2013]

Book
109 pages ; 18 cm.
"Stray Poems opens with San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murgui; a's inaugural address, where he provides a brilliant and impassioned poetic account of San Francisco's Native and Latino literary history. What follows is a selection of Murgui; a's most recent work, composed over the past twelve years. These are poems of the twenty-first century, written in a combination of English and Spanish-the patois of contemporary America. Angry, rebellious, subversive, sentimental, hip, urban, local, global.Alejandro Murgui; a is the author of Southern Front and This War Called Love, both winners of the American Book Award. He is San Francisco's first Latino Poet Laureate"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 228 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface: Maize for the MetatePhantoms in the Mirror-- The Good Old Mission Days Never Existed-- Josefa of Downieville: The Obscure Life and Notable Death of a Chicana in Gold Rush California-- Triptych: Memories of the San Fernando Valley-- Gathering Thunder-- Tropi(lo)calidad: Macondo in La Mission-- Petroglyph of Memory-- The Marin Headlands: A Meditation on Place-- The Homecoming of an Azteca-Mexica ClanNotes-- Selected Bibliography-- Acknowledgments-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
'With new conceptions and interpretations, this book is a significant contribution in a number of fields: California history, Mexico and the Southwest, pre-colonial California, Chicano studies. It is also an example of the finest of memoir literature...Murgu'a is an elegant stylist reminiscent of Hemingway in his deceptive simplicity' - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Hayward. 'People who live in California deny the past', asserts Alejandro Murgu'a. In a state where 'what matters is keeping up with the current trends, fads, or latest computer gizmo', no one has 'the time, energy, or desire to reflect on what happened last week, much less what happened ten years ago, or a hundred'.From this oblivion of memory, he continues, comes a false sense of history, a deluded belief that the way things are now is the way they have always been. In this work of creative nonfiction, Murgu'a draws on memories - his own and his family's reaching back to the eighteenth century - to (re)construct the forgotten Chicano-indigenous history of California. He tells the story through significant moments in California history, including the birth of the mestizo in Mexico, destruction of Indian lifeways under the mission system, violence toward Mexicanos during the Gold Rush, Chicano farm life in the early twentieth century, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, Chicano-Latino activism in San Francisco in the 1970s, and the current rebirth of Chicano-Indio culture. Rejecting the notion that history is always written by the victors, and refusing to be one of the vanquished, he declares, 'This is my California history, my memories, richly subjective, and atavistic'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
Book
xii, 159 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

8. Lucha libre [2014]

Book
2 folios : 40 illustrations ; 49 x 33 cm, in containers 50 x 35 x 3 cm
"Lucha Libre explores the unique Mexican tradition of masked wrestling, a tradition full of mystique and conjecture. These photos, taken by John O'Leary S. over the course of 10 years (1980-1990), show Lucha Libre's deep human drama in all its highs and lows, and offers a rare insight into Mexican culture."-- Publisher's website, viewed 23 January 2015.
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