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Muerte en una estrella

Author: Sergio Elizondo
Publisher: Mexico, D.F. : Tinta Negra Editores, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Spanish : 1a edView all editions and formats
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In this haunting novel about two young vatos, author Sergio Elizondo eulogizes Oscar Balboa and Valentin Rodriguez, who are sixteen and nineteen respectively when they are shot and killed by the police in Austin, Texas. On leave from Camp Gary, a youth training facility in nearby San Marcos, the two "strutting icons of Raza manhood worthy of a guitar ballad" are the novel's principal voices as they lie dying. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Elizondo, Sergio.
Muerte en una estrella.
Mexico, D.F. : Tinta Negra Editores, 1984
(OCoLC)612698795
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Elizondo
OCLC Number: 13168954
Description: 135 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sergio D. Elizondo.

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In this haunting novel about two young vatos, author Sergio Elizondo eulogizes Oscar Balboa and Valentin Rodriguez, who are sixteen and nineteen respectively when they are shot and killed by the police in Austin, Texas. On leave from Camp Gary, a youth training facility in nearby San Marcos, the two "strutting icons of Raza manhood worthy of a guitar ballad" are the novel's principal voices as they lie dying. In other chapters, Oscar remembers traveling north with his parents as a young boy to pick crops and joining farm workers' protest marches. Songs of all types symphonic, orchestral and protest infuse the narrative: "We'll summon the spirit of a poet so that he can adapt our people's story through time and set it to music." Elizondo's short and tragic novel bears witness to la raza's struggles for rights, whether in the fields, the work place or on college campuses. This classic of Mexican-American literature provides insight into the Chicano civil rights movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Muerte en una estrella / Shooting Star is a profoundly disturbing and moving denunciation of bigotry and discrimination

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