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Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood En La Frontera

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Canícula--the dog days--a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and an as yet unknown adulthood. Actual snapshots and the author's re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world--births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, rites of passage. This popular book won the 1995 Premio Aztlán.

"A personalized ethnography that feels as familiar as my own family album, and as touching."--Ana Castillo

"Intimate as a poem, and as large as the Texas sky, these stories are at once diminutive and grand."--Sandra Cisneros

Synopsis:

Canicula — the dog days — a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantu's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and an as yet unknown adulthood. Actual snapshots and the author's re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world — births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, rites of passage. This popular book won the 1995 Premio Aztlan and is now available in paperback for the first time.

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Chronicles the coming of age of a Chicana in the U.S.-Mexico border towns of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the fifties and sixties.

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ISBN:
9780826318282
Author:
Cantu, Norma Elia
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Chicano Studies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Canicula — the dog days — a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantu's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and an as yet unknown adulthood. Actual snapshots and the author's re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world — births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, rites of passage. This popular book won the 1995 Premio Aztlan and is now available in paperback for the first time.
"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the coming of age of a Chicana in the U.S.-Mexico border towns of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the fifties and sixties.
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