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Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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This first critical biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. The book considers both the larger questions of Islas's life--his sexuality, racial identification, and political personality--and the events of his everyday existence, from his childhood in the borderlands of El Paso to his adulthood in San  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969-
Dancing with ghosts.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004011381
(OCoLC)55220158
Named Person: Arturo Islas; Arturo Islas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Luis Aldama
ISBN: 9780520938540 0520938542 1597345695 9781597345699 9780520231887 0520231880 9780520243927 0520243927
OCLC Number: 57207131
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 188 pages, [11] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Frederick Luis Aldama.

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This first critical biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. The book considers both the larger questions of Islas's life--his sexuality, racial identification, and political personality--and the events of his everyday existence, from his childhood in the borderlands of El Paso to his adulthood in San Francisco and at Stanford University. Aldama describes Islas's struggle with polio as a child, his near-death experience and ileostomy as a thirty-year-old beginning to explore his queer sexuality in San Francisco in the 1970s, and his fatal struggle with AIDS in the late 1980s. He also explores Islas's coming into the craft of poetry and fiction--his extraordinary struggle to publish his novels, as well as his pivotal role in paving the way for a new generation of Chicano/a scholars and writers. --From publisher description.

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