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The Resource Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception, Robert L. Seltzer

Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception, Robert L. Seltzer

Label
Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception
Title
Amado Muro and me
Title remainder
a tale of honesty and deception
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Seltzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Amado Muro and Me, ten-year-old Robert Seltzer discovers that his father, Chester, actually leads two lives--one as a newspaperman and father who somehow always knows what his son is thinking; the other as Amado Muro, a passionate and gifted writer whose pseudonym is adapted from the name of his Mexican immigrant wife. Chester was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but in Amado Muro's stories, he channels an intense love of Mexican culture to create deep, strong roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. Throughout the pivotal year of this memoir, the family moves from El Paso, Texas, (home to Robert's Mexican grandmother, Alita, and always home to Robert) to Bakersfield, California. Robert experiences everything from bullying and young love to racism and cross-culturalization. Chester guides his son through this difficult period with the wisdom he gained from the "dark turn" he himself faced as a young man. Robert, who knows his father as "the old man," now begins to learn about "Young Chess." Tying it all together is Amado Muro, who from time to time abandons Robert and his mother and hops freight trains in order to write his wonderful stories. Reaching beyond background research, Chester's alter ego lives the life in order to share the tale. Robert's ethnicity is the result of his mother's ancestry, but his father chooses his Mexican identity. It is through this perspective, as a man who sees bridges where others see barriers, that the father helps his son deal with his first, jarring experience of racism and so much more"--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seltzer, Robert
Dewey number
  • 070.92/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4871
LC item number
.S44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seltzer, Robert
  • Seltzer, Chester E
  • Mexican American authors
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
  • Journalists
  • Seltzer, Chester E
  • Seltzer, Robert
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and sons
  • Journalists
  • Mexican American authors
  • United States
Label
Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception, Robert L. Seltzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surfboards -- The sage in boxer shorts -- El gringo -- The dark turn -- The ring of my dreams -- Beyond reach -- My Alita -- The old man -- The detonation -- The odyssey -- The monkey bars -- Long tall sally -- The Granadas -- Bobo and Jack -- The hobo jungle -- Night train to Fort Worth -- The deer -- The night of the cicadas -- The saint -- The holidays -- Syncopation -- The night the old man lost Tolstoy -- The conscientious objector -- The old man teaches me the meaning of naivete -- El enojon -- The chihuahua -- The movie reel in my head -- The confession -- "Mala Torres" -- El Enano -- The baseball game -- La preciosa -- The dirty pool -- The spelling bee -- The alley of doom -- "Let's Do It."
Control code
946032622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875656434
Lccn
2016016074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946032622
Label
Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception, Robert L. Seltzer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surfboards -- The sage in boxer shorts -- El gringo -- The dark turn -- The ring of my dreams -- Beyond reach -- My Alita -- The old man -- The detonation -- The odyssey -- The monkey bars -- Long tall sally -- The Granadas -- Bobo and Jack -- The hobo jungle -- Night train to Fort Worth -- The deer -- The night of the cicadas -- The saint -- The holidays -- Syncopation -- The night the old man lost Tolstoy -- The conscientious objector -- The old man teaches me the meaning of naivete -- El enojon -- The chihuahua -- The movie reel in my head -- The confession -- "Mala Torres" -- El Enano -- The baseball game -- La preciosa -- The dirty pool -- The spelling bee -- The alley of doom -- "Let's Do It."
Control code
946032622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875656434
Lccn
2016016074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946032622

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