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Reflections on a Puerto Rican life : Benjy Lopez : a picaresque tale of emigration and return

Author: Barry B Levine
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Markus Wiener Publishers edView all editions and formats
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Tells the life history of Benjy Lopez, and includes Benjy Lopez' return and life in Puerto Rico as a successful businessman. This autobiographical exposes the half-truth that the typical experience  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjy Lopez; Benjy Lopez
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry B Levine
ISBN: 9781558764835 1558764836 9781558764842 1558764844
OCLC Number: 244177143
Notes: Originally published under title: Benjy Lopez. New York : Basic Books, 1980. With new introd.
Description: x, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue, by Robert Farris Thompson --
Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life --
Metamorphoses of a Jíbaro --
In Search of Dignity --
From Testimonial to Testament --
Testimonial --
1. Salpicar: The Splash --
2. My First Growing-up (1922-1940) --
3. I Become Such a GI (1940-1943) --
4. My New Way with the Army (1943-1945) --
5. We Conquerors (1945) --
6. The System Is Upstairs (1945) --
7. Marine Tiger, or "500,000 Came for Dinner" (1946-1951) --
8. A Jíbaro in a Goddamn Place Like That (1946) --
9. What the United States Was All About (1946) --
10. Forced to End Innocence (1946-1947) --
11. B-29s (1947) --
12. Marriage by Proxy (1948-1950) --
13. Every University Has a Dubinsky (1950-1951) --
14. How Eisenhower Ruined the Neighborhood (1947-1952) --
15. These Cubans, They Were All My Friends (1952) --
16. Don't Use That Goddamn Word "Crime"! (1953) --
17. Trip Guy (1951-1953) --
18. The Hacking Deal (1952-1956) --
19. Turning Points (1955-1961) --
20. My Exile from Puerto Rico (1961-1965) --
21. The Waterfront Deal Was Dying for Me (1961-1965) --
22. Even Inside Puerto Rico (1966) --
23. If I Keep on Thinking ... --
Changing the Story --
An Activist Sociology --
Inconvenient Individuals --
The Sad Tale of the Puerto Rican Testimonial --
Notes to Essays --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Benjy Lopez
Responsibility: Barry B. Levine.
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