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Corpi, Lucha 1945-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 7,445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Picture books  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3553.O693, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lucha Corpi
Where fireflies dance by Lucha Corpi( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl and her brother spend their childhood in a small town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Award-winning author Lucha Corpi explores her Mexican heritage in this inviting bilingual tale of family life, music, and cultural pride. Colorful illustrations and characters enliven the story
Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by informative entries which place the authors in their cultural and historical context, the selections in this collection are as diverse as Hispanic culture itself and as varied as the personalities of their authors
Eulogy for a brown angel : a mystery novel by Lucha Corpi( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 in East Los Angeles, Gloria Damasco, a feminist political activist from Oakland, and her best friend Luisa are attending a march in support of the Chicano Moratorium. After the protest turns into a riot, Gloria and Luisa discover the dead body of a 4-year old boy named Michael David Cisneros; he has been strangled and his body defiled. Working unofficially with the lead LAPD homicide investigator, Gloria and Luisa become acquainted with the dead boy's family, who are also in town from Oakland for the march. Then the key witness, a young gang member, is also murdered and the trail to the boy's killer goes cold. The story then shifts to the San Francisco Bay Area and fast-forwards to 1988. Gloria's husband, who discouraged her from continuing the investigation, has died and her daughter is grown, but she is still haunted by little Michael David's murder. Worried about Gloria's state of mind, her mother hires private investigator Justin Escobar to solve the mystery once and for all. Together, Gloria and Justin uncover a trail of international conspiracy and family tragedies before they finally learn the truth behind the 18-year old murder
The triple banana split boy by Lucha Corpi( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Enrique, who loves to eat desserts, learns how to control--and appreciate--his sweet tooth, with the help of his mother and El Coco, a fearsome creature with a huge mouth and sticky hair
Black widow's wardrobe by Lucha Corpi( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was it a spectre from the past, some Aztec revenant that had inspired the "Black Widow" to kill her husband? Or did these chilling murders have more to do with the rights of property and inheritance, and mere greed? Who better than Gloria Damasco, that indomitable detective with a flair for clairvoyance, to unravel this intricate and pulsing plot, which winds its way from an exotic Day of the Dead celebration in San Francisco to the even more exotic sites and customs of Tepozotlan. Gloria soon finds herself in an uncanny struggle to rescue the soul of Licia, the Black Widow, who believes herself possessed by the spirit of La Malinche, the eternally condemned slayer of her mixed-blood offspring during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Part thriller, part exploration of myth and history, Black Widow's Wardrobe is a page-turner
Cactus blood : a mystery novel by Lucha Corpi( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, Chicana detective Gloria Damasco investigates the death of a strike leader who was involved in a grape boycott. Officially the death was suicide, but Damasco thinks murder more likely. By the author of Eulogy for a Brown Angel
Palabras de mediodía = Noon words by Lucha Corpi( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly fifty poems by Mexican American poet Lucha Corpi in both English and Spanish, exploring the themes of love, death, gender, and social and political change
Delia's song by Lucha Corpi( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Máscaras( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mascaras (Masks) brings together some of the most talented contemporary Latina writers in the United States. These essays illuminate the ways life and craft are entwined. They are a courageous testament to the odds Latina writers must overcome to clear the space and achieve a voice in our society." "Honest and open, these writers discuss the historical, linguistic, political, economic, and cultural realities that have shaped them as women and writers of color in the United States. Their lucid prose gives insight into the discipline and hard work necessary to reclaim, as Michelle Cliff might say, an identity they taught us to despise."--BOOK JACKET
Crimson moon : a Brown Angel mystery by Lucha Corpi( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving the student movements at Berkeley, a serial rapists within the government's ranks, a militant Chicano brown power group in Denver, and international conspiracy. A thriller that revisits one of the most disturbing chapters for the American psyche; the civil rights struggles and student revolts during the late 1960s and early 1970s
Fireflight : three Latin American poets by Elsie Alvarado de Ricord( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death at solstice : a Gloria Damasco mystery by Lucha Corpi( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New installment in the acclaimed mystery series that features the first Chicana detective in American literature Annotation: A new installment in the acclaimed mystery series that features the first Chicana detective in American literature
Palabra : a sampling of contemporary Latino writers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary video anthology of Latino writers reading their own works
Loa a un {ngel de piel morena : serie detectivesca "Gloria Damasco" by Lucha Corpi( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of a book burner : personal essays + stories by Lucha Corpi( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the importance of reading and writing in the author's life
Light from a nearby window( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bilingual poetry reading held to celebrate the publication of "Light from a nearby window", an anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry. Readers are Juvenal Acosta, John Oliver Simon, Lucha Corpi, and Alberto Blanco. Selections are read from poets Luis Miguel Aguilar, Gaspar Aguilera Díaz, Alberto Blanco, Carmen Boullosa, Elsa Cross, Francisco Hernández, Elva Macías, Isabel Quiñónez, Silvia Tomasa Rivera, and Veronica Volkow
Fireflight( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oakland out loud : poetry and prose in celebration of 'There'( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fireflight, three Latin American poets: Elsie Alvarado de Ricord, Lucha Corpi, Concha Michel( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucha Corpi : reading & conversation w/Norma Alarcou by Lucha Corpi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Where fireflies dance
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Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United StatesEulogy for a brown angel : a mystery novelThe triple banana split boyBlack widow's wardrobeCactus blood : a mystery novelPalabras de mediodía = Noon wordsDelia's songMáscaras
Languages
English (109)

Spanish (24)