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Zapata's Disciple: Essays First Edition Edition

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ISBN-10: 0896085899
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Noted poet Espada (Imagine the Angels of Bread, LJ 6/1/96), a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts and editor of El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poets (LJ 10/15/97), now displays his talent for passionate yet unsentimental prose in 11 essays on topics such as the right to speak Spanish in the United States and poetry at the service of political activism. With the vivid motif of an Anglo ventriloquist and his dummy?a Latino male?one essay points out that Puerto Rican males have been stereotyped as sexist and violent. While Espada calls this unfair, he feels that he, too, has acted out this role and admits that "sometimes a belly laugh is infinitely more revolutionary than the howl of outrage." Another essay, about the hostile "English Only" movement, relies on playfulness, anger, and compassion. Espada, whose activist father was likened to a disciple of Zapata, offers the same tough vision with these enlightening essays. Recommended.?Rebecca Martin, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb
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"In this incandescent book, Espada cross-pollinates passion, poetry, and politics, with fertile results." -- Publishers Weekly

"Noted poet Espada...now displays his talent for passionate yet unsentimental prose in 11 essays...[which] offer...[a] tough vision." -- Library Journal
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: South End Press; First Edition edition (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896085899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896085893
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 27, 2000
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Zapata's Disciple is a collection of short essays and poetry by Martin Espada, whom I consider the greatest Latino poet writing today. His poetry is insightful, politically unrelenting; anger tempered with the love that only one so connected to his roots and community can articulate. Espada's tribute to Mumia will move you to tears. His images are powerful and his message is the most relevant writing of our times. A must for your library.
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I originally bought this book for a class, but soon fell in love with it. The words push the boundaries of what exactly is considered acceptable, but they ring true. Anything with Martin Espada is great.
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great to know about the struggle for hispanics
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By Jhas on October 2, 2014
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For class
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