Tomas Rivera by Tomas Rivera
The Complete Works

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In one section...a mother's prayer to God and the Virgin for her son's return from the war is rendered with such compassion that each word weeps with agony and love.
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Tomas Rivera quite possibly has been the most influential voice in Chicano literature. The widely respected and too soon deceased Rivera, who helped launch the literary movement which is still gathering strength today, has left us a legacy of prose, poetry and essay that will make his influence felt throughout the next century Besides his masterpiece, . . . y no se lo trago la tierra/ . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, included here is the sum total of his published works, in English and Spanish, as well as many that never made print in his lifetime. With an informative introduction by the leading Rivera scholar, Julian Olivares, this volume should be the cornerstone for any library or collection which seeks to represent U.S. Hispanic literature -- no, American literature.
 

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Published January 1, 1992 by Arte Publico Pr. 447 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alex Espinoza on Apr 14 2013

In one section...a mother's prayer to God and the Virgin for her son's return from the war is rendered with such compassion that each word weeps with agony and love.

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