Y No Se Lo Trago La Tierra/...and the Earth Did Not Devour Him

By Tomas Rivera; Evangelina Vigil-Pinon (Translator)
Arte Publico Press, Paperback, 9781558850835, 152pp.

Publication Date: January 1992

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Poetry. Fiction. Cultural Writing. Latino/Latina studies. Translated from the Spanish by Evangelina Vigil-Pinon. . . . Y NO SE LO TRAGO LA TIERRA/ . . . AND THE EARTH DID NOT DEVOUR HIM by Tomas Rivera is a fictional account of the experiences of Mexican-American migrant workers in the 40's and 50's. Depicting the voice of a young boy and of several migrant workers, this novel, made into an acclaimed film, is a monument to a proud people's unyielding search for a brighter future. "Winner in 1970 of the first Quinto Sol Prize for literature, the most prestigious literary award in the early years of Chicano literature, Rivera's novel . . . became a primary element of the new Mexican American literary history"-Ramon Saldivar of Stanford University. Educator, author, and poet, Tomas Rivera received a BS in English from Texas State University-San Marcos. At the University of Oklahoma, he earned a MA in Spanish literature and a Doctorate in Romance languages.
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