Hispanic American Literature

New PDF release: George Washington Gómez (Spanish Edition)

By Américo Paredes,María Jesús Fernández-Gil

ISBN-10: 1558857907

ISBN-13: 9781558857902

This vintage novel in regards to the struggles of Texas Mexicans to maintain their estate, tradition and id within the face of Anglo-American migration to and dominance of the Rio Grande Valley is on the market for the 1st time in Spanish.

Born within the early a part of the 20th century, George Washington Gómez is called after the yankee insurgent and hero simply because his mom and dad are yes their son may be a superb guy too. George, or Guálinto as he’s identified, grows up in turbulent instances. His kinfolk has lived for generations in what has turn into Texas. “I was once born right here. My father used to be born the following and so used to be my grandfather and his father ahead of him. after which they arrive, they arrive and take it, thieve it and contact it theirs,” his Uncle Feliciano rages.

The Texas Mexicans’ makes an attempt to take again their land from the Gringos and the rinches—the brutal Texas Rangers—fail. Guálinto’s father, who by no means participated within the seditionist violence, is murdered in chilly blood, and Feliciano makes a death-bed promise to elevate his nephew with out hatred.

Young Guálinto comes of age in a global the place Mexicans are handled as second-class electorate. lecturers can beat and mistreat them with impunity, and so much of his Mexican-American buddies drop out of faculty at a tender age. however the Gómez kin insists that he proceed his schooling, which he'll desire to be able to do good things for his humans. And so his institution years create a negative clash inside him: Guálinto alternately hates and admires the Gringo, loves and despises the Mexican. Written within the Thirties yet no longer released till 1990, George Washington Gómez has turn into necessary analyzing for an individual drawn to Mexican-American literature, tradition and history.

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