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Gilb, Dagoberto 1950-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 124 publications in 5 languages and 5,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Essays  Musical texts  Poetry  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PS3557.I296, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dagoberto Gilb
The magic of blood by Dagoberto Gilb( )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dynamic collection of short stories, including eight from Winners on the Pass Line (1985), Dagoberto Gilb captures the texture of the Southwest's working class in clear, ironic, and bitingly realistic fiction about regular people going about their complex lives
The flowers by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny Bravo is a tender, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who is living with his vivacious mother in a large city where intense prejudice is not just white against black, but also brown. When Sonny's mother, Silvia, suddenly marries an Okie building contractor named Cloyd Longpre, they are uprooted to a small apartment building, Los Flores. As Sonny sweeps its sidewalks, he meets his neighbors and becomes ensnared in their lives: Cindy, an eighteen-year-old druggie who is married and bored; Nica, a cloistered Mexican girl who cares for her infant brother but who is never allowed to leave their unit. The other tenants range from Pink, an albino black man who sells old cars in front of the building, to Bud, a muscled-up construction worker who hates blacks and Mexicans, even while he's married to a Mexican-American woman. Dagoberto Gilb, in arguably his most powerful work yet, has written an inspiring novel about hate, pain, anger, and love that transcends age, race, and time. Gilb's novel displays the fearlessness and wit that have helped make him one of this country's most authentic and original voices
Woodcuts of women by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Woodcuts of Women, Dagoberto Gilb traces the cycles of desire and betrayal, longing and heartbreak - and pays tribute to the redemptive power of love." "In "Maria de Covina" a young salesclerk fights to maintain the love of his teenage girlfriend while enduring the temptations of the alluring older women he works with at the department store. In "Mayela One Day in 1989" an exotic and vivacious woman leads a bewitched man through one wild night in El Paso and into a gay bar where she tests the limits of her seductive powers, In "Bottoms" a writer struggles to turn in a review of an erotic novel on deadline while fending off the advances of a married Amazon-like woman he has met at his community pool." "Woodcuts of Women is a collection by one of America's foremost fiction writers."--Jacket
The Flowers by Dagoberto Gilb( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny Bravo is a tender, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who is living with his vivacious mother in a large city where intense prejudice is not just white against black, but also brown. When his mother, Silvia, suddenly marries an Okie building contractor named Cloyd Longpre, they are uprooted to a small apartment building, Los Flores. As Sonny sweeps its sidewalks, he meets his neighbors and becomes ensnared in their lives
Before the end, after the beginning by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the End, After the Beginning is an exquisite collection of ten stories from Dagoberto Gilb. The pieces come in the wake of a stroke Gilb suffered at his home in Austin, Texas, in 2009, and a majority of the stories were written over many months of recovery. The result is a powerful and triumphant book that tackles common themes of existence and identity and describes the American experience in a raw, authentic vernacular unique to Gilb."--Page [2] of jacket
Hecho en Tejas : an anthology of Texas-Mexican literature( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of nearly one hundred writings, including short stories, essays, song lyrics, and poems, by Tejano authors, such as Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ricardo Sánchez, Selena, and Erasmo Guerra
The last known residence of Mickey Acuña by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world of drifters. The hero is Mickey Acuna, a Chicano who books into the El Paso YMCA. No one knows where he is from, or why he came. He spends his time talking to the other residents, people in similar situations, playing pool, ping pong, occasionally enquiring at the desk if there's mail for him, giving the clerk to understand he is awaiting a cheque
Writ writer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960, Fred Arispe Cruz, a young man from San Antonio, Texas, was arrested for robbery, convicted and sent to a state prison farm to pick cotton. Inspired by the civil rights movement, Cruz, a Mexican American with only an 8th grade education, became jailhouse lawyer-- writ writer in prison parlance-- and the catalyst of prison reform in Texas. Because he helped other prisoners with lawsuits, the Texas Department of Corrections classified Cruz as an agitator, transferred him to the Ellis Unit "the Alcatraz of Texas," and subjected him to long periods in solitary confinement. Cruz filed a case against George Beto, director of the TDC, which Cruz won in the Supreme Court. This led directly to the 1974 class action suit that found the TDC system unconstitutional. As told by wardens, convicts, and former prisoners who knew him, the film weaves contemporary and archival film footage to evoke the fascinating transformation of Fred Cruz from prisoner to activist, and a prison system still haunted by its past
Mexican American literature : a portable anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brand-new anthology presents essential works by fifty Mexican American authors - from Américo Paredes to Josefina López."--
Winners on the pass line by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gritos : essays by Dagoberto Gilb( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he first started writing, Dagoberto Gilb was struggling to survive as a journeyman high-rise carpenter. Years later, he has won widespread acclaim as a crucial and compelling voice in contemporary American letters. Tackling everything from cockfighting to Cormac McCarthy, Gritos collects Gilb's essays and his popular commentaries for NPR's Fresh Air, offering a startling portrait of an artist-and a Mexican-American- working to find his place in both the cloistered literary world and the world at large, to say nothing of his strange and beloved borderland of Texas
Huizache( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It ain't braggin' if it's true : April 28-December 31, 2001 : exhibition( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of the "inaugural temporary exhibition" of the museum
La magie dans le sang : nouvelles by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in Texas : Mexican American literature and culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the End by Dagoberto Gilb( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winners on the pass line and other stories by Dagoberto Gilb( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Known Residence Of Mickey Acu{Tilde}Na : a Novel by Dagoberto Gilb( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey AcuNa is a man suspended between a vague past and a vaguer future. Emerging from the landscape of the Southwest, buffeted by life and licking his wounds, he moves into a YMCA to wait for a check that is coming to save him and that demands an address. As days and then weeks pass without its arrival, he picks up work - first odd jobs and then shifts at the cash register of the Y - and hangs out with his neighbors, playing handball, drinking coffee, shooting pool, getting drunk, falling in love or lust with women he meets, works with, passes on the street. In the vacuum of the Y, Mickey finds himself becoming the unwitting center of a community starved for human contact and for meaning: Sarge, with his fast-food coupons; Omar, with his drunken rages and obsession with the vanished Lucy; Rosemary, whose abundant physical presence both attracts and repels him. Mickey fights to maintain his distance and his freedom, until the narrative converges abruptly around him in a profound and shocking conclusion
Dagoberto Gilb reading( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dagoberto Gilb, author of The magic of blood and The last known residence of Mickey Acuna, reads from his work
Rio Grande : the storied river( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion on the Rio Grande and how it has been represented in literature, photography and music
 
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The flowers
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The flowersWoodcuts of womenBefore the end, after the beginningHecho en Tejas : an anthology of Texas-Mexican literatureThe last known residence of Mickey AcuñaGritos : essaysContemporary authors, a bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields
Alternative Names
Dagoberto Gilb American writer

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