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Bandido: The Death and Resurrection of Oscar "Zeta" Acosta

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The Hispanic Malcolm X. Writer. Activist. Civil rights attorney. Obese, dark-skinned, and angry. Man with a surplus of personality. Man of vision. All the above describe Oscar "Zeta" Acosta. El Paso-born, Acosta became a leading figure in the Chicano rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, winning landmark decisions in civil rights cases as an attorney. As a tireless writer and activist, he had a profound influence on his contemporaries. He seemed to be everywhere at once, knowing everyone in "el movimiento" and involving himself in many of its key moments. Tumultuous and prone to excess, he is the Samoan in Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In 1974, after a last phone call to his son, Acosta disappeared in the Mexican state of Mazatlán.

Hailed as "a fine, learned homage" (Kirkus), "a kaleidoscopic portrait" (Booklist), and "a game of mirrors" (The Washington Post), Bandido is a veritable tour de force. Through interviews and Acosta's writings (published and unpublished), Ilan Stavans reconstructs--even reinvents--the man behind the myth. Part biographical appraisal, part reflection on the legacy of the Civil Rights era, Bandido is an opportunity to understand the challenges and pitfalls Latinos face in finding a place of their own in America.

Synopsis:

An exploration of the troubled odyssey of the "Hispanic Malcolm X."

Synopsis:

An exploration of the troubled odyssey of a major figure in the Civil Rights era

About the Author

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include the best-selling The Hispanic Condition (1995) and On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language (2001). In 2000 Routledge published The Essential Ilan Stavans. His work has been translated into half a dozen languages.

Table of Contents

Vanishing Act; Z and I; A Chubby Panzon; Jesus and a Cat's Meow; Dr. Servin's Honorable Mention; Dear Miss Shrifte; No Way, Jose; the Bomb Explodes; Why not, Hombre?; Guacamole and Dos Equis; Bison Americanus; May my Wrath Abide Forever; Chronology; Selected Bibliography; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810120280
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
West
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Acosta, Oscar Zeta
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
#11
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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