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The Resource ...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him, Tomás Rivera ; English translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón

...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him, Tomás Rivera ; English translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón

Label
...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him
Title
...y no se lo tragó la tierra
Title remainder
...and the earth did not devour him
Statement of responsibility
Tomás Rivera ; English translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
Title variation
And the earth did not devour him
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Author
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Genre
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  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
"I tell you, God could care less about the poor. Tell me, why must we live here like this? What have we done to deserve this? You're so good and yet you suffer so much," a young boy tells his mother in Tomás Rivera's classic novel about the migrant worker experience. Outside the chicken coop that is their home, his father wails in pain from the unbearable cramps brought on by sunstroke after working in the hot fields. The young boy can't understand his parents' faith in a god that would impose such horrible suffering, poverty and injustice on innocent people. ... Rivera's masterpiece recounts the experiences of a Mexican-American community through the eyes of a young boy. Forced to leave their home in search of work, the migrants are exploited by farmers, shopkeepers, even other Mexican Americans, and the boy must forge his identity in the face of exploitation, death and disease, constant moving and conflicts with school officials. Rivera hauntingly writes about alienation, love and betrayal, man and nature, death and resurrection and the search for community
Cataloging source
TXI
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1935-1984
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Rivera, Tomás
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and Spanish
LC call number
PQ7079.2.R5
LC item number
Y213 1995b
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1935-1984
  • 1935-1984
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  • Rivera, Tomás
  • Rivera, Tomás
  • Vigil-Piñón, Evangelina
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  • Migrant labor
  • Mexican Americans
  • Trabajadores migrantes
  • Campesinos
  • Mexicano-americanos
Label
...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him, Tomás Rivera ; English translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn919167633
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third Arte Público Press edition.
Extent
v, 145 pages
Isbn
9781558858152
Lccn
87070275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919167633
Label
...y no se lo tragó la tierra : ...and the earth did not devour him, Tomás Rivera ; English translation by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919167633
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third Arte Público Press edition.
Extent
v, 145 pages
Isbn
9781558858152
Lccn
87070275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919167633

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