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The Resource Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas, Frederick Luis Aldama

Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas, Frederick Luis Aldama

Label
Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas
Title
Dancing with ghosts
Title remainder
a critical biography of Arturo Islas
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Luis Aldama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This first critical biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. The book considers both the larger questions of Islas's life--his sexuality, racial identification, and political personality--and the events of his everyday existence, from his childhood in the borderlands of El Paso to his adulthood in San Francisco and at Stanford University. Aldama describes Islas's struggle with polio as a child, his near-death experience and ileostomy as a thirty-year-old beginning to explore his queer sexuality in San Francisco in the 1970s, and his fatal struggle with AIDS in the late 1980s. He also explores Islas's coming into the craft of poetry and fiction--his extraordinary struggle to publish his novels, as well as his pivotal role in paving the way for a new generation of Chicano/a scholars and writers. --From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldama, Frederick Luis
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3559.S44
LC item number
Z54 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islas, Arturo
  • Stanford University
  • Authors, American
  • English teachers
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American authors
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Islas, Arturo
  • Islas, Arturo
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford University
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Authors, American
  • English teachers
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American authors
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Authors, American
  • English teachers
  • Mexican American authors
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Mexican Americans
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas, Frederick Luis Aldama
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; One "Sonny"; Two Bio-Graphé; Three Sexuality; Four Death and Rebirth; Five Being Chicano; Coda "A Dancing with Ghosts"; Chronology of Major Events; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
57207131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 188 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520243927
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt5wcs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57207131
Label
Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas, Frederick Luis Aldama
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; One "Sonny"; Two Bio-Graphé; Three Sexuality; Four Death and Rebirth; Five Being Chicano; Coda "A Dancing with Ghosts"; Chronology of Major Events; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
57207131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 188 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520243927
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt5wcs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57207131

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