The Other Side by Ruben Martinez
Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City, and Beyond

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Here is a convincing, often exhilarating vision of a new Latino culture that bubbles from San Salvador to L.A. and that embraces cumbia and hip-hop, anarchists and Catholic priests. The Other Side describes a future that--for some of us--has already arrived. Photographs throughout.

About Ruben Martinez

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Rubén Martínez, an Emmy-winning journalist and poet, is the author of Crossing Over and The New Americans. He lives in Los Angeles, where he holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount University.
Published May 1, 1993 by San Val. 192 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Born of Mexican-Salvadoran parents and raised in Los Angeles, Martinez seeks to reconcile his disparate selves in this uneven collage of journalism, diary entries, poetry and criticism.

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For example, early on Martinez sets up his paradox: "I have lived both in the North and the South over my 29 years, trying to be South in the South, North in the North, South in the North and North in the South."

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