Download e-book for iPad: El deli latino (Spanish Edition): Prosa Y Poesia by Judith Ortiz Cofer,Elena Olazagasti-Segovia

By Judith Ortiz Cofer,Elena Olazagasti-Segovia

This is a Spanish-language version of The Latin Deli, Judith Ortiz Cofer's prizewinning choice of brief tales, own essays, and poems. a piece wealthy in longing, love, and remembrance, El deli latino opens a door into the lives of the Puerto Rican immigrants who reside in or close to an city New Jersey tenement referred to as "El Building." The publication used to be chosen by means of Rita Dove, Ashley Montague, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. to obtain the Anisfield-Wolf ebook Award, which acknowledges paintings that has made "important contributions to our realizing of racism or our appreciation of the wealthy range of human cultures."

In the poem from which the booklet takes its name, a "woman of no-age" presides over a small shop whose wares--Bustelo espresso, jamón y queso, "green plantains putting in stalks like votive offerings"--must fulfill, even if imperfectly, those that starvation for his or her island domestic. within the tale "Nada," an anguished mom whose son has been killed in Vietnam refuses the comfort of her acquaintances and the medals provided by way of the govt. ("Tell the Mr. President of the us what I say: No, gracias."). Cofer's essay "The Paterson Public Library" recollects how, in books, she chanced on shelter and solace from the skin world.

El deli latino transcends the details of the expatriate event to talk common truths in regards to the mysteries of hope, the search for wisdom, and the fight to reconcile opposing selves.

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