The Tijuana Book of the Dead

The Tijuana Book of the Dead


Book - 2015
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"From the author of Pulitzer-nominated The Devil's Highway and national bestseller The Hummingbird's Daughter comes an exquisitely composed collection of poetry on life at the border. Weaving English and Spanish languages as fluidly as he blends cultures of the southwest, Luis Urrea offers a tour of Tijuana, spanning from Skid Row, to the suburbs of East Los Angeles, to the stunning yet deadly Mojave Desert, to Mexico and the border fence itself. Mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind, Urrea explores duality and the concept of blurring borders in a melting pot society"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Soft Skull Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781619024823
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Ur7t 2015
Characteristics: 197 pages ; 23 cm


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Unlike the Ancients’ books of the dead that immortalized the privileged and high-born, Luis Alberto Urrea’s TIJUANA BOOK OF THE DEAD immortalizes the underprivileged and humbly-born. These poems feature the laborer, the burger-flipper, the undocumented, the disabled, the marginalized. Urrea's poe... Read More »

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