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The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide

Author: Julián Herbert; Christina MacSweeney
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico's ruling party, some three hundred Chinese immigrants--close to half of the Cantonese residents of the newly founded city of Torreón--were massacred over the course of three days. It is considered the largest slaughter of Chinese people in the history of the Americas, but more than a century later, the facts continue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Herbert, Julián, 1971-
House of the pain of others.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1097596406
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julián Herbert; Christina MacSweeney
ISBN: 9781555978372 1555978371
OCLC Number: 1036093176
Notes: "Originally piblished in 2015 as La casa del dolor ajeno: Crónica de un pequeño genocidio en La Laguna by Penguin Random House Gripo Editorial, Mexico City"''--Title page verso.
Description: 294 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Lim's House p. 3 --
Cab (1) p. 25 --
In the Land of La Laguna p. 29 --
Cab (2) p. 53 --
Oblivion of Love p. 57 --
Cab (3) p. 77 --
No Man's Tsai Yuan p. 79 --
Pedestrian p. 113 --
Numerous Bands p. 117 --
Cast List: Thirteen Portraits p. 135 --
Cab (4) p. 155 --
House of the Pain of Others p. 157 --
A Monster Course p. 195 --
Later p. 201 --
"Silence," by Edgar Lee Masters p. 237.
Other Titles: Casa del dolor ajeno.
Responsibility: Julian Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney.

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"Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico's ruling party, some three hundred Chinese immigrants--close to half of the Cantonese residents of the newly founded city of Torreón--were massacred over the course of three days. It is considered the largest slaughter of Chinese people in the history of the Americas, but more than a century later, the facts continue to be elusive, mistaken, and repressed. 'And what do you know about the Chinese people who were killed here?' Julián Herbert asks anyone who will listen. An exorcism of persistent and discomfiting ghosts, 'The House of the Pain of Others' attempts a reckoning with the 1911 massacre. Looping, digressive, and cinematic, Herbert blends reportage, personal reflection, essay, and academic research to portray the historical context as well as the lives of the perpetrators and victims of the 'small genocide.' This brilliant historical excavation echoes profoundly in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia"--Page 4 of cover.

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