Product Number: EB00053534
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453259115
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Poems of the barrio and of the Americas beyond Spanish for "helter-skelter," Trochemoche begins by conjuring life in the barrio, whether in a slum in a Texas border town or in L.A., the vast, hectic, desperate California metropolis where Luis J. Rodriguez grew up. For Rodriguez, only art offered deliverance from the despair of gang violence and poverty, and these poems stand as prayers for transcendence, recorded long after Rodriguez escaped his violent past and began to explore the wider world. Here Rodriguez offers not only songs of the American dream, but a dream of the Americas, a place that invites a pell-mell, sometimes violent, collision of cultures, human impulses, and natural forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodriguez including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Author(s): Luis J. Rodriguez
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2012

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