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Morales, Alejandro 1944-

Works: 63 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 5,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Educational films  Historical fiction  Internet videos  Autobiographies  Drama  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: PQ7079.2.M6, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alejandro Morales
Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 964 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
The brick people by Alejandro Morales( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel, rooted in history and tempered by the feel of ancient myths and legend, tells the story of the growth of California in the nineteenth century
Barrio on the edge = Caras viejas y vino nuevo by Alejandro Morales( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barrio on the Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo presents contemporary barrio life through the eyes of two teenage boys - the self-destructive and irresponsible Julian, and Mateo, his friend and admirer. These two viewpoints come to represent larger conflicts within a community in which the shared values of friendship, family, and religion are menaced by generational conflicts and the increasing role of violence, drugs, and brutal sexuality in barrio life." "The Spanish is paired with a new English translation by Francisco A. Lomeli prepared with the author's collaboration. The volume includes an introduction by the translator and a bibliography of works by and about Morales."--Jacket
The rag doll plagues by Alejandro Morales( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thought-provoking novel set in three different time periods-colonial Mexico, contemporary Los Angeles and a futuristic confederation known as Lamex-a plague forces man into a battle against the unknown, leading to questions of ethics, life and death
Death of an anglo by Alejandro Morales( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of an idealistic young doctor's attempts to improve the lives of the Chicano residents of Mathis, Texas, in the early 1970s. Loosely basing his story on actual events, Morales has created a compelling tale of heroism, human failings, and the connection between documented sources and their artistic reconfigurations. The hero, Logan, is a rebellious physician who seeks to cure his patients rather than grow rich from them. The storyteller is an ostracized Chicano academic and aspiring writer named Eutemio. Despite the weaknesses and lapses that impair the doctor's ability to fulfill his ideals, his commitment to his beliefs becomes Eutemio's literary inspiration. The latter had always considered himself a coward, but his contact with Logan enables him to take a similarity defiant stand. Heroism is communicable.--Cover
Reto en el paraíso by Alejandro Morales( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little nation & other stories by Alejandro Morales( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'm sick of you punks," Micaela said. "And I'm warning you now. I'm going to get you for that murder!" In the title story, the Latino community in East L.A. suffers horrible gang-related violence. Children are killed in the crossfire and young people use and sell drugs. But the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl is the last straw for Micaela Clemencia, a local teacher. With the help of other women in the neighborhood, Micaela keeps her promise to punish the murderer. And much to the dismay of the police and other city officials, the women take control of the barrio, their "little nation." While some characters face a violent world driven by greed, others long for a sense of belonging or a place to call their own. In "Mama Concha," a grandmother shares her ancient wisdom with her grandson, teaching him to appreciate the land and the fruits and vegetables she grows. In The Gardens of Versailles, a home with beautiful gardens is a local favorite, until it stands in the way of "progress" that will benefit the entire community. And in "Prickles," an artist who is a grotesque oddity because of the thorny tumors that sprout all over his body develops a special, unusual relationship with the Virgin of Guadalupe. Alejandro Morales returns to his native Southern California community of Montebello in four of these five stories. Originally written in Spanish, this volume includes the first-ever English translation of these thought-provoking stories, in which Morales explores the Chicano community's marginalization and search for a space to call its own
River of angels by Alejandro Morales( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the racism and discrimination experienced by minorities in Los Angeles in the twentieth century
Gary Soto by Gary Soto( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Soto read from his New and Selected Poems
The captain of all these men of death by Alejandro Morales( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Contreras attempts to enlist in World War II, his medical exam reveals he has tuberculosis and he is committed to a frightful sanatorium. Amid his relapses and recoveries he meets a series of women who have an effect on his life: a mysterious French doctor, another patient, a sinister acquaintance from a Los Angeles barrio. Meanwhile, the hospital newsletter describes how tuberculosis patients have been treated throughout history, often alienated and administered bizarre treatments. The author equates these to modern medical experimentation and the superstitious pagan practices of witchcraft and satanism of the California barrios. Based on a true story of the author's uncle
Inner Borderlines : Visions of America Through the Eyes of Alejandro Morales( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inner Borderlines follows Alejandro Morales around Southern California as he explores a variety of topics that concern the Chicano/Latino community including: history, immigration, race relations, ethnicity, family, labor, education, religion, memory, gender, power, border, borderlands, and the fantastic. Recognized by many as a pioneer of Chicano literature and precursor of bilingualism-he writes in Spanish and English-, Morales presents a unique vision of America, different from the image that the United States projects abroad.. "--Container
Waiting to happen by Alejandro Morales( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visión panorámico de la literatura Méxicoamericana hasta el boom de 1966 by Alejandro Morales( )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in Spanish and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El olvidado pueblo de Simons (2a ed) by Alejandro Morales( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pequeña nación by Alejandro Morales( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alejandro Morales : fiction past, present, future perfect( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brick people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores themes of immigration, discrimination and cultural foundry as told through the eyes of former Simons residents and Simons Historians."
Sismicidad histórica de Managua by Alejandro Morales( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bambola di pezza by Alejandro Morales( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States
The brick peopleBarrio on the edge = Caras viejas y vino nuevoThe rag doll plaguesDeath of an angloThe captain of all these men of deathAlejandro Morales : fiction past, present, future perfectLa narrativa de Alejandro Morales : encuentro, historia y compromiso social
Alternative Names
Alejandro Morales Cantante y compositor Guatemalteco

Alejandro Morales escriptor estatunidenc

Alejandro Morales mexikanischer Schriftsteller und Romancier

Alejandro Morales schrijver uit Mexico

Morales, Alejandro Dennis 1944-

English (103)

Spanish (62)

Italian (2)

Danish (1)