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  • Title: Writing on the Edge: A Borderlands Reader
  • Author: TomMiller
  • ISBN: 9780816522415
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback

  • Twenty miles wide and two thousand long, the U.S Mexico borderland is a country unto itself that has been celebrated in the works of many writers and not just those who call it home Here artists as disparate as Carlos Fuentes, Maya Angelou, and Allen Ginsberg have found literary inspiration, presenting the region through varied viewpoints that give border writing its unuTwenty miles wide and two thousand long, the U.S Mexico borderland is a country unto itself that has been celebrated in the works of many writers and not just those who call it home Here artists as disparate as Carlos Fuentes, Maya Angelou, and Allen Ginsberg have found literary inspiration, presenting the region through varied viewpoints that give border writing its unusual scope and texture This wide ranging anthology gathering short stories and essays, song lyrics and poems offers readers a new appreciation of the border and its literature Residents of the region may be startled to learn how many passers by have been struck by this unruly slice of North America, while those living in other parts of the country may be surprised to find it than a dateline for reports of smuggling and illegal immigration.Collected here are both celebrated and underappreciated gems of American and Mexican literature depicting a region that for some writers represents an exotic land, for others home Writing on the Edge juxtaposes passages by New Jersey poet William Carlos Williams and native songwriter Flaco Jim nez, British novelist Graham Greene and American poet Demetria Mart nez, to show us the border from both sides and from a distance In all of the selections, La Frontera looms larger than life an energizing force that frames the lives of the characters living within its boundaries Included in the book is a literary map of the border highlighting the sites with which each author is identified.As editor Tom Miller observes, the very notion of literature in a region considered an irrelevant nuisance allows for free ranging creative output Writing on the Edge sparkles with such creativity and invites readers to enjoy the best of two worlds and of the world they share.Print a literary map of the borderlands here
    TomMiller
    Tom Miller has been writing about the American Southwest and Latin America for than three decades His ten books include The Panama Hat Trail, which follows the making and marketing of one Panama hat, and Trading with the Enemy, which Lonely Planet says may be the best travel book about Cuba ever written Miller began his journalism career in the underground press of the late 60s and early 70s, and has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, Natural History, and Rolling Stone He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Regla.


    Commentaires:

    Guy
    This anthology has a lot of great writing in it. Living near the border as I do it is especially relevant to my everyday. In particular now with all the controversy swirling. An issue about which we all need to be better informed.

    Hollis
    from doctor's without borders

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