Killer Cronicas: Bilingual Memories (Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as S.)

Killer Cronicas: Bilingual Memories (Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as S.)

By: Susana Chavez-Silverman (author), Silvia D. Spitta (adaptor), Paul Allatson (adaptor), Rafael Campo (adaptor), Susana Chavez-Silverman (adaptor)Hardback

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A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chavez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic displacement in a humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible way in this truly bilingual literary work. These meditative and lyrical pieces combine poignant personal confession, detailed daily observation, and a memorializing drive that shifts across time and among geocultural spaces. The author's inventive and flamboyant use of Spanglish, a hybrid English-Spanish idiom, and her adaptation of the confessional "cronica" make this memoir compelling and powerful. Killer Cronicas confirms that there is no Latina voice quite like that of Susana Chavez-Silverman. Killer Cronicas includes a chapter that was awarded the el Andar Prize for Literary Excellence in the category of personal memoir.

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About Author

Susana Chavez-Silverman is associate professor of romance languages and literatures at Pomona College in California. She is coeditor of Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad and Reading and Writing the Ambiente: Queer Sexualities in Latino, Latin American, and Spanish Culture.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780299202200
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780299202200
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0299202208

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