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Loteria & Other Stories

Mendoza, Ruben

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ISBN 10: 0312181299 / ISBN 13: 9780312181291
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1998
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12mo. First edition. SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page. Promotional material laid in. In fine condition. 165 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 10540

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Title: Loteria & Other Stories

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Trade paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A fresh collection of intertwined stories using Mexico's popular Loteria game as a fundamental interconnecting theme offers glimpses into the passionate, heartbreaking, and often chaotic lives of characters that help reveal the truth in all of us. Original.

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from Jorge Luis Borges to Junot Diaz, Latin America has undoubtedly produced some of the greatest writers of our time. Reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s Latin American "Boom," we are currently in the midst of a major renaissance of Latin American culture here in the United States. From college curriculums to music, from film and visual art to literature, Latin American culture is asserting itself with unabashed fervor and intensity throughout the Americas, forming new and reasserting old vital connections across the borders. Enter Ruben Mendoza, who at age 26 uniquely captures the Mexican-American experience with one foot on either side of the border in his dazzling literary debut, _Lotera and Other Stories_. With poise, beauty, and sophistication, Mendoza plots a course for a mesmerizing journey of intertwining stories, using the vibrant images and words of Mexico's popular Lotera game as signposts. Each story begins with one of the Lotera picture cards and the short poem that the gritador, or caller, shouts out to identify the card. Gracefully drifting in and out, the cards and poems become part of the characters and of their inter-related stories. Illustrating wisdom well beyond his years, Mendoza has managed nothing short of creating a new literary medium, one which balances delicately, but confidently, on the pivot point of Latin American and U.S. literary traditions. A gallery of spectacular pieces, Lotera bravely attempts (with great success) to encompass the whole American experience as a singular, unified culture which transcends political borders and socio-cultural divisions. Rubn Mendoza marks the voice not only of a new generation of writers, but of a new generation of writing as well.

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