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Killer Crónicas

Bilingual Memories · Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as

by Susana Chávez-Silverman Author · Paul Allatson Author of introduction, etc.


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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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University of Wisconsin Press
University of Wisconsin Press
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Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as


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Susana Chávez-Silverman (Author)

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 Representati...

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