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by Gloria Lopez-Stafford

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Author:
Gloria Lopez-Stafford
ISBN13:
978-0826316875
ISBN:
0826316875
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Publisher:
Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
Category:
Subcategory:
Americas
ePub file:
1967 kb
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1185 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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268

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Moreover, the grammatical structure of the story is, symbolically speaking, a ticket for the reader to shadow, follow, and observe her life, and in doing so experience her innocence and get involved in the vicissitudes in Gloria's existence.

Gloria López-Stafford. This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city: the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit-flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the "money boys" who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Ju??rez, and the mischief of. children entertaining themselves in the streets. L??pez-Stafford shows readers El Paso through the eyes of Yoya-short for Gloria-the high-spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins.

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Home Browse Books Book details, A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood. A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood. By Gloria López-Stafford. Lopez-Stafford shows the reader El Paso through the eyes of Yoya - short for Gloria - the high-spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins. Gloria is a survivor. Her young mother has died leaving her in the care of her much older father, who tries to provide for his family by selling used clothing.

A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood. Gloria López-Stafford.

It was called A Place in El Paso: A Mexican-American Childhood. Power And Politics in a Chicano Barrio: A Study of Mobilization Efforts and Community Power in El Paso. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985

by Gloria López-Stafford.

by Gloria López-Stafford. This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city: the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit-flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the "money boys" who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Ju?rez, and the mischief of.

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This memoir of growing up in El Paso in the 1940s and 1950s creates an entire city: the way a barrio awakens in the early morning sun, the thrill of a rare desert snow, the taste of fruit-flavored raspadas on summer afternoons, the "money boys" who beg from commuters passing back and forth to Juárez, and the mischief of children entertaining themselves in the streets. López-Stafford shows readers El Paso through the eyes of Yoya--short for Gloria--the high-spirited narrator, who is five years old when the book begins.

Yoya is a survivor. Her young mother has died, leaving her in the care of her much older father, who tries to provide for his family by selling used clothing. Her brother Carlos, Padre Luna, and a community of children and women assume responsibility for Yoya, but like the inexplicable loss of her mother, unexpected changes separate her from her beloved barrio. The search for su lugar, her place, becomes a search for identity as Gloria seeks to understand her various homes and families.

  • The author titles her story "A Place in El Paso." Nevertheless, any of the following titles, "A Place in My Heart," "A Place in the Sun," "A Place in my Life," would had been appropriate as well. To the careful reader the story will bloom like a flower in his or her heart and soul.

    Even though the characters, the places, and the events are necessary to complete the gestalt of the story, the characters, and the events are not restricted to any particular place or to anyone in particular. It can happen anywhere to anyone.

    The careful reader will examine the story "A Place in El Paso" by looking below the surface, below the gestalt of the story in order to reach the nuances of Gloria's coming of age and survival. Moreover, the grammatical structure of the story is, symbolically speaking, a ticket for the reader to shadow, follow, and observe her life, and in doing so experience her innocence and get involved in the vicissitudes in Gloria's existence. The reader will witness and feel not only the tragic sad and heartbreaking moments in her existence, but the events that made her strong to endure the various disappointments and disillusionments while trying to find the right place in her life.

    I highly recommend this book whether you are Anglo, Black, Hispanic, and so forth; this story can very well be your story as well.

  • This book was very interesting. I was forced to read it in college but I do not regret it. It's a great read. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn the small truths about living as a chicana/o. This book has a great emphasis on self identity.

  • Recieved quickly, great book. EL Paso doesn't get much recognition and its great to find a book that has important events that took place there.