Search Results: "Dagoberto Gilb"


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GRITOS by Dagoberto Gilb
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Sometimes clumsy, sometimes incidental, but distinguished by honesty ('I think some people deserve to get their asses kicked'), bittersweet optimism, and plain good writing, these pages offer Gilb's fans—and they are many—much to admire."
Debut nonfiction from the noted Chicano novelist and short-story writer (Woodcuts of Women, 2001, etc.), who gathers essays and occasional pieces written over more than 20 years. Read full book review >

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WOODCUTS OF WOMEN by Dagoberto Gilb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Those who will find Gilb's stories slight might ponder this: So what are Cézanne's apples except daubs that float over the canvas? But marvelous, marvelous daubs."
Ten spare stories about Mexican Americans in El Paso and Santa Fe. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE OF MICKEY ACUNA by Dagoberto Gilb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The genuine Chicano dialogue buzzing over the lazy rec-room activities provides the draw here, but Gilb's overriding earnestness seems at odds with his characters' F.T.W. attitude."
A slight first novel by the author of last year's story collection The Magic of Blood, this details a few months in the lives of regular-guy Mexican-Americans firmly fixed in the here and now. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE END, AFTER THE BEGINNING by Dagoberto Gilb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Gilb gets excellent mileage from simple elements. Though the men in these stories have common concerns, each feels distinct and alive."
Men struggle with old demons, attractive women and a persistent racism in the latest collection from Gilb (The Flowers, 2008, etc). Read full book review >

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THE FLOWERS by Dagoberto Gilb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gilb's prose sometimes requires a glossary of the nonbilingual (or -trilingual), as with sentences such as, 'Los blacks aren't shorty indios como nuestra gente,' and his narrative moves toward a resolution that, like the world, leaves all sorts of loose ends hanging."
It's ten o'clock, mom's in her chones, and all's wrong with the world. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC OF BLOOD by Dagoberto Gilb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Honest and sharply focused in portraying the dreams and realities of Mexican Americans today: Gilb's tales are best when depicting tradesmen at work and at play, but otherwise the magic is fleeting and slight."
Twenty-six stories (eight previously published in Winners on the Pass Line, 1985—not reviewed) offering a frank, sympathetic view of working-class Chicanos in the Southwest. Read full book review >