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Dagoberto Gilb

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Dagoberto Gilb is an author and professor at Southwest Texas State University. He was schooled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his M. A. He contributes to Fresh Air, a National Public Radio program. Gilb was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as a visa mer National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. He was awarded the 1994 Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for the short story collection, The Magic Blood. Gilb's novel, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna, was named a Notable Book in the New York Times. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Dogberto Gilb, Dagoberto Gilb

Foto taget av: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Frank Arnold

Verk av Dagoberto Gilb

The Magic of Blood (1993) 141 exemplar
Woodcuts of Women: Stories (2000) 126 exemplar
The Flowers (2008) 64 exemplar
Gritos: Essays (2003) 33 exemplar
Winners on the Pass Line. (1985) 1 exemplar
Uncle Rock 1 exemplar
Huizache #4 1 exemplar

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State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 519 exemplar
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 187 exemplar
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 157 exemplar
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
Muy Macho (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 48 exemplar
Mirrors Beneath the Earth: Short Fiction by Chicano Writers (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 18 exemplar
American Short Fiction, Spring 1991 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar


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I'm simply left in awe with his prose, the way he thinks - the construction of his words. Dagoberto Gilb is the working man's writer, being a working man himself. His words become thoughts, become sentences, become paragraphs, eventually leading to the skyscraper of human nature reaching towards the heavens, connecting us with gods of old.

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ennuiprayer | 1 annan recension | Jan 14, 2022 |
I read a few of these stories back in 2005 and then got to meet him a year later. From the few that I read, this book is really great. I'll give a better review when I read the rest of it.
ennuiprayer | 1 annan recension | Jan 14, 2022 |
Gilb's essays are earnest and baggy (he would probably say conversational); he seems to write until he's said what he wanted to say, and then ends abruptly, without much thought to a coherent narrative or structure.

Most of the pieces are okay, interesting and entertaining, and a couple are seriously cringey (a defense of cockfighting and, not unrelated, an account of his macho-ness). The book is redeemed by two pieces: the fascinating "Vaya Con Dios, Rosendo Juarez," about being asked to write a spec script for a seriously flawed Latino-themed cop show, and the brief but searing "The Donkey Show," which is as good an essay on racist attitudes towards Mexicans as I've ever read.… (mer)
giovannigf | 1 annan recension | Jul 9, 2021 |
Dagoberto Gilb has a unique style of writing the makes his work classic Hispanic-American literature.
atufft | 1 annan recension | Jul 27, 2019 |



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