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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 Serranoand#39;s controversial Piss Christ, a mural by the graffiti artist BEAR_TCK, or Above All Things, a photograph by Marandiacute;a Magdalena Campos-Pons, Stavans and Graciaand#39;s exchanges inevitably open out to literature, history, ethics, politics, religion, and visual culture more broadly. Autobiographical details pepper Stavans and Graciaand#39;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 intellectualsandmdash;worldly, erudite, and unafraid to disagreeandmdash;as they reflect on the pleasures of seeing.

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Thirteen 1

1. The Labyrinth of History: Einar and Jamex de la Torre, La reconquista 17

2. The Impostorand#39;s Mask: Marandiacute;a Brito, Conversation 35

3. On Desecration: Andres Serrano, Piss Christ 49

4. The Death Game: Francisco Oller, El velorio 61

5. A Girland#39;s Innocence: Marian Yampolsky, Elva 75

6. The Thereafter: Carmen Lomas Garza, Heaven and Hell 93

7. The Street as Art: BEAR_TCK, Chicano Graffiti 107

8. Desperate Escape: Josandeacute; Bedia, Siguiendo su instinto 123

9. The Horrors of War: Luis Cruz Azaceta, Slaughter 139

10. The Ambiguity of Madness: Martandiacute;n Ramandiacute;rez, No. 111, Untitled (Train and Tunnel) 153

11. I Laugh in Your Race! Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Skull)167

12. American America: Marandiacute;a Magdalena Campos-Pons, Above All Things181

13. Twisted Tongue: Adandaacute;l, La Spanglish Sandwich Bodega Bag195

Thirteen Plus One 209

The Artists 219

Index 227

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:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.75 in

Related Subjects

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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