Tex[t]-Mex : seductive hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Tex[t]-Mex : seductive hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America

Author: William Anthony Nericcio
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Inspiring ruminations on "Mexicans" in "American" toilets.

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Nericcio, William Anthony, 1961-
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
Online version:
Nericcio, William Anthony, 1961-
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
Named Person: (with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche):"have i been understood? XicanOsmosis versus the Tex[t]-Mex"
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Anthony Nericcio
ISBN: 0292714564 9780292714564 0292714572 9780292714571
OCLC Number: 68712040
Description: 248 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Nonhallucinatory prefatory Palabras ... --
Backstory: a decidedly odd tale of what happened when Hollywood killed Vaudeville, postcards boomed, and the United States invaded Mexico --
Seductive hallucination Gallery One: an interstice: Being the first of several summary interruptions of the drearily semantic in favor of the deliciously semiotic, a Frontera of sorts --
Hallucinations of Miscegenation and murder: dancing along the Mestiza/o borders of proto-Chicana/o cinema with Orson Welles's Touch of Evil --
When electrolysis proxies for the existential: a somewhat sordid meditation on what might occur if Frantz Fanon, Rosario Castellanos, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, and Sandra Cisneros asked Rita Hayworth her name at the Tex[t]-Mex beauty parlor --
Autopsy of a rat: sundry parables of Warner Brothers Studios, Jewish American Animators, Speedy Gonzales, Freddy López, and other Chicano/Latino marionettes prancing about our first world visual emporium; Parable cameos by Jacques Derrida; and, a dirty joke --
Lupe Vélez regurgitated; or, Jesus's Kleenex: cautionary, Indigestion-inspiring ruminations on "Mexicans" in "American" toilets --
Seductive hallucination Gallery Two: interstice the second: Being a second archive of visual pathogens --
XicanOsmosis: Frida Kahlo and Mexico in the eyes of Gilbert Hernandez --
Conclusion: (with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche) "Have I been understood? XicanOsmosis versus the Tex[t]-Mex."
Responsibility: William Anthony Nericcio.
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