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Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Aldama, Frederick Luis, 1969-
Dancing with ghosts.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004011381
(OCoLC)55220158
Named Person: Arturo Islas; 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 1282358057 9781282358058 1417562676 9781417562671
OCLC Number: 57207131
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 188 pages, [11] pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Bringing the Dead to Life Chapter One: "Sonny" Chapter Two: Bio-Graph Chapter Three: Sexuality Chapter Four: Death and Rebirth Chapter Five: Being Chicano Coda: "A Dancing with Ghosts" Chronology of Major Events Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Frederick Luis Aldama.

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Presents the biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) which brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. This book considers  Read more...

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