Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories

Paperback | December 8, 2010

bySusana Chávez-silvermanForeword byPaul Allatson

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A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chávez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic displacement in humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible ways 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 "crónica" make this memoir compelling and powerful. Killer Crónicas confirms that there is no Latina voice quite like that of Susana Chávez-Silverman.

Includes a chapter that was awarded first prize in El Andar magazine’s Chicano Literary Excellence Contest in the category of personal memoir.

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A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chávez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic displacement in humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible ways in this truly bilingual literary work. These meditative and lyrical pieces combine poignant personal confession, detailed daily observation, and a memorializing dr...

Susana Chávez-Silverman is professor of romance languages and literatures at Pomona College in California. She is author of Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Angeles y otros Natural Disasters and coeditor of Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad and Reading and Writing the Ambiente: Queer Sexualities in Latino, Latin ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299202240

ISBN - 13:9780299202248

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


GLOSSARY CRÓNICA


I. MINI PLAYERA RE-ENTRY CRÓNICA


II. FLORA Y FAUNA CRÓNICA


III. "EL CHINO" CRÓNICA


IV. BLOOD/RELATIONS CRÓNICA


V. CELOS PASIONAL CRÓNICA


VI. MEMORY/LAME CRÓNICA


VII. TECOLOTE CRÓNICA


VIII. ROUTE 66 CRÓNICA


IX. ESTRAGOS ACUÁTICOS CRÓNICA


X. LOS ANGELES CUENCA CRÓNICA


XI. ANTI-SUICIDIO CRÓNICA


XII. ON THE ROAD CRÓNICA


XIII. OTRA VEZ EN HURLINGHAM CRÓNICA


XlV. LOST AND FOUND CRÓNICA


XV. TURKISH DELIGHT CRÓNICA


XVI. AXOLOTL CRÓNICA


XVII. CONO SUR MITZVAH CRÓNICA


XVIII. ANNIVERSARYCRÓNICA


XIX. LITTLE WHITE CAR STOLEN CRÓNICA


XX. RE-DESIGN CRÓNICA


XXI. MINI BARRIO NORTE CRÓNICA


XXII. IGUAZÚ CRÓNICA


XXIII. TINY LOVE-RIFF A CABALLITO CRÓNICA


XXIV. KILLER CRÓNICA
 

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"These chronicles are truly hemispheric, postmodern memories written in a ludic, singular Spanglish that encapsulates the transnational, nomad vivencias of a Jewish Chicana from Califas, a citizen of the Hispanic world. Original, powerful and profound."—Frances Aparicio, University of Illinois at Chicago