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Muerte en una estrella, Sergio D. Elizondo

Label
Muerte en una estrella
Title
Muerte en una estrella
Statement of responsibility
Sergio D. Elizondo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
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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Cataloging source
UIU
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Muerte en una estrella, Sergio D. Elizondo
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
13168954
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1a ed.
Extent
135 p.
Note
Library's copies 2-3 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. Paperbound.
Label
Muerte en una estrella, Sergio D. Elizondo
Publication
Control code
13168954
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1a ed.
Extent
135 p.
Note
Library's copies 2-3 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. Paperbound.

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