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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art

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The essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans and the analytic philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia share long-standing interests in the intersection of art and ideas. Here they take thirteen pieces of Latino art, each reproduced in color, as occasions for thematic discussions. Whether the work at the center of a particular conversation is a triptych created by the brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ, a mural by the graffiti artist BEAR_TCK, or Above All Things, a photograph by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Stavans and Gracia's exchanges inevitably open out to literature, history, ethics, politics, religion, and visual culture more broadly. Autobiographical details pepper Stavans and Gracia's conversations, as one or the other tells what he finds meaningful in a given work. Sparkling with insight, their exchanges allow the reader to eavesdrop on two celebrated intellectuals—worldly, erudite, and unafraid to disagree—as they reflect on the pleasures of seeing.

 

About the Author

Ilan Stavans, public intellectual, National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, recipient of the Latino Literature Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, is Professor of Spanish at Amherst College. Among his works are Growing Up Latino, The Hispanic Condition, The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories, and A Cartoon History of Latinos in the United States. He is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays and The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822356271
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Gracia, Jorge J. E.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.75 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies

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