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Loteria Cards and Fortune Poems: A Book of Lives

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Publisher Comments:

The gorgeous black and white line art inside this hefty little book instantly caught my eye. These linocut drawings were not the regular loterand#237;a images. They were modern adaptations, made with painstaking detail (think of a turn-of-the-millenium, wired Posada) and showing a distinctive sense of humor and pathos. The poetry, commissioned especially for the drawings, also showed a fresh and modern take on the icons of Mexicanismo and Chicanismo."andmdash;Frontera Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Lottery

The Hunchback

The Armadillo

Death

The Fly

The Bell

The Horse

The Press

The Smokers

The Pear

The Guitar

The Little Saint

The Rooster

The Bicycle

The Archangel

The Palm Tree

The Hermit

The Bat

The Witch

The Friends

The Cactus

God

The Hand

The Fruit

The Pig

The Glutton

The Flight

The Ostrich

The Fall

The Virgin

The Tree

The Star

The Bottle

The Drunkards

The Scorpion

Corn

Fire

The Clown

Vengeance

The Prodigal Son

The Soldier

The Hunter

The Mermaid

The Lion

The Wrestler

The Wetback

The Immigration Officer

Feet

The Railroad

The Ladder

The Serpent

The Dancer

The Scissors

Eve

Adam

The Plague

Hell

The Giant

The Musicians

The Poet

The Devil

The Goat

The Victim

The Flag

The Canoe

The Circus

The Camel

Bad Government

Sadness

The Sun

The Fish

The Wound

The Chair

The Worker

The Airplane

The Trap

The Heart

The Sword

The Comet

The Beggars

The Cat

The Horseman

The Cow

The Magician

Torture

The Absent One

The Crab

Heaven

The Lizard

The Sandals

The Knife

The Hen

The Inspired One

The Deer

The Zapatista

The Dog

The Old Man

The Monkey

The Hanged One

The Eagle

The Bath

The Guardian Angel

The World

The Rose

Synopsis:

Poetry. LOTERIA CARDS AND FORTUNE POEMS pairs the masterful artwork of Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez with the poetry of Juan Felipe Herrera, one of America's finest Chicano writers. Here is a collection of linoleum cuts and poetry based on the imagery of la loteria, a popular folkloric game of chance that originated in 18th-century colonial Mexico and is still quite popular today. Rodriguez's prints are haunting and exquisite, and Herrera's hallucinatory, sometimes poignant poems were written in direct response to them. Together, they map the modern heart of this richly symbolic popular tradition. LOTERIA is a unique collaboration, a seamless union of word and image, and of Mexican and Chicano sensibilities. A commonly shared tradition has engendered a brilliant and inspiring leap across borders into a game of life with many ways to win.

About the Author

Juan Felipe Herrera is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. The author of twenty-one books, he is also a community arts leader and a dynamic performer and actor. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and grew up in the migrant fields of California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872863590
Introduction:
Garcia, Rupert
Author:
Garcia, Rupert
Author:
guez, Artemio
Author:
guez
Author:
Rodrguez, Artemio
Author:
riguez
Author:
Rodriguez, Artemio
Author:
Rodrand#237
Author:
, Artemio
Author:
Artemio Rod
Author:
Rodrc-Guez, Artemio
Author:
Artemio Rodrand#237
Author:
Rodrguez
Author:
Herrera, Juan Felipe
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Fortune Telling
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Parapsychology
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Loteria (Game)
Subject:
Loterâia
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Woodcuts
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
6.8 x 5.6 x 0.1 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Poetry. LOTERIA CARDS AND FORTUNE POEMS pairs the masterful artwork of Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez with the poetry of Juan Felipe Herrera, one of America's finest Chicano writers. Here is a collection of linoleum cuts and poetry based on the imagery of la loteria, a popular folkloric game of chance that originated in 18th-century colonial Mexico and is still quite popular today. Rodriguez's prints are haunting and exquisite, and Herrera's hallucinatory, sometimes poignant poems were written in direct response to them. Together, they map the modern heart of this richly symbolic popular tradition. LOTERIA is a unique collaboration, a seamless union of word and image, and of Mexican and Chicano sensibilities. A commonly shared tradition has engendered a brilliant and inspiring leap across borders into a game of life with many ways to win.
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