Diablo en Texas

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Bilingual Press, 1990 - Poetry - 212 pages
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The Clasicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics series is intended to ensure the long-term accessibility of deserving works of Chicano literature and culture that have become unavailable over the years or that are in imminent danger of becoming inaccessible. Each of the volumes includes an introduction contextualizing the work within Chicano literature and a bibliography of works by and about the author. The series is designed to be a vehicle that will help in the recuperation of Raza literary history and permit the continued experience and enjoyment of our literature by both present and future generations of readers.

Using legends, folklore, and oral history, Aristeo Brito weaves the struggles of the oppressed and exploited agrarian community of Presidio, Texas, through three historical periods. Greed personified, the devil swings back and forth between Presidio and Ojinaga (across the border in Mexico) and savors the betrayals and violent deaths that choke Presidio's history. Through four generations the Uranga family confronts the devil with quiet heroism. Readers of Spanish will marvel at the unique mixture of Chicano Spanish, standard Spanish, and English -- all used to reflect different realities and levels of awareness.

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The devil in Texas = El diablo en Texas

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This short novel, 1990 winner of the Western States Book Award for Fiction, takes place in Presidio, Texas at three distinct historical periods. Subtly weaving autobiographical reality with mythical ... Read full review

Contents

The Devil in Texas
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El diablo en Texas
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Bibliography of Works By and About Aristeo Brito
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