Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories
A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chávez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic displacement in a humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible way in this truly bilingual literary work. These meditative and lyrical pieces that combine poignant personal confession, detailed daily observation, and a memorializing drive that shifts across time and among geocultural spaces. The author’s inventive and flamboyant use of Spanglish, a hybrid English-Spanish idiom, and her adaptation of the confessional "crónica" make this memoir compelling and powerful. Killer Crónicas confirms that there is no Latina voice quite like that of Susana Chávez-Silverman.
Killer Crónicas includes a chapter that was awarded first prize in El Andar magazine's Chicano Literary Excellence Contest in the category of personal memoir.
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Review: Killer Crónicas: Bilingual MemoriesUser Review - Judith - Goodreads
This book is exclusively for the flagrantly bilingual (at least), sobre todo if you are porteño! But the message is NOT just the medium. A riotously emotional (or emotionally riotous) account of the author's contacts with her many worlds. Have now read it twice! Read full review
Review: Killer Crónicas: Bilingual MemoriesUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
My first book in Spanglish...makes me wonder how someone who knows only English or only Spanish would read it, or if they'd even try. The cronicas are a bit disjointed, full of feeling but little ... Read full review
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