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Chávez, Denise

Overview
Works: 73 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 7,791 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Drama  Humorous fiction  Pictorial works  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.H346, 813.54
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Loving Pedro Infante : a novel by Denise Chávez( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresina "Tere" Avila escapes from her life in a small New Mexican town through being secretary of the local Pedro Infante Club
The last of the menu girls by Denise Chávez( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocío Esquibel is a girl growing up in a Southern New Mexico town with her mother and sister. She defines her neighborhood by its trees—the willow, the apricot and the one they call the marking-off tree. Rocio knows she was born in the closet where she and her sister now take turns looking at the picture of Jesus whose eyes light up in the dark. But at night she enters a magical realm, and in her imaginary Blue Room, she can fly. At first she is a mesmerized observer of the lives of older girls and their boyfriends, but as she finds a job at the local hospital, and discovers a passion for drama and stories, Rocio begins to make her own choices in love and work. Alive with the taste of tamales and the lyrical tang of the Esquibels’ talk, The Last of the Menu Girls becomes a rich celebration of Chicano culture, and a universal story of finding one’s way in the world
Shattering the myth : plays by Hispanic women by Etc( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Hispanic women explores their bicultural heritage, articulating what it means to be Latina, and shattering the myths that have been associated with that heritage
Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 979 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
Face of an angel by Denise Chávez( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and German and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A waitress writes a handbook on waiting at tables. It is called The Book of Service and is based on her 30-year career in a Mexican restaurant in the southwest of the country. In it she meditates on the meaning of service--at work as well as in her own life--and on the role of women in a male-dominated culture. By the author of The Last of the Menu Girls
Writing down the river : into the heart of the Grand Canyon by Kathleen Jo Ryan( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen women writers share their experiences on a joint rafting trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
The king and queen of Comezón by Denise Chávez( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comezón: It's more than an itch. It's a longstanding desire that will never be fulfilled. And, in this novel by award-winning author Denise Chávez, it is also a border town in New Mexico whose denizens' longings are as powerful as they are, all too often, impossible
Borderless : the art of Luis Tapia by Luis Tapia( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1950, sculptor Luis Tapia is a pioneering Chicano artist who for forty-five years has pushed the art of polychrome wood sculpture to new levels of craftsmanship and social and political commentary. Tapia's works speak to the complexity of Latino/Hispano/Chicano identity, history, and contemporary culture, offering compelling insights and challenging perspectives on life in the barrio, on the border, and beyond. Rooted in a folk art tradition established in seventeenth-century New Mexico, Tapia's work at once honors its origins, reinterprets traditional subject matter, and revitalizes age-old techniques. As an artist and activist whose works have been internationally exhibited and collected, Tapia informs and educates non-Hispanic viewers about the Chicano and Nuevomexicano experience. At the same time, he transcends cultural and ethnic borders through the elegance of his craft and commentary. In this first publication devoted to Tapia's artistic legacy, leading art historians, curators, and literary figures consider Tapia's art both inside and outside the local and regional contexts in which it is made. With more than 100 photographic reproductions, Borderless illuminates Tapia's relevance and vitality within the broader national and international artistic conversation
Readings & conversations : reading by Lucille Clifton ; conversation with Denise Chávez( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucille Clifton has published ten poetry books ... Ms. Clifton, who has also written numerous books for children, received a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry in 1996. She read on December 8, 1999"--Container
Lucille Clifton( Visual )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Lucille Clifton reads selections from her poems and discusses various aspects of her poetry and topics suggested by her poems with fellow poets Quincy Troupe and Denise Chávez
Lucille Clifton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucille Clifton has published numerous books of poetry including Blessing the boats, winner of the National Book Award, The book of light, Quilting, and Ordinary woman. Also noted for her many children's books, Ms. Clifton received a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry in 1996. In this 2-volume set, she reads from some of her works and discusses them with Quincy Troupe (vol. 1) and Denise Chávez (vol. 2)
Descansos : an interrupted journey by Rudolfo A Anaya( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolfo Anaya : the magic of words( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Mexico writer Rudolfo Anaya has a large body of literary work - novels, short stories and children's books - exploring Hispanic life in the Southwest. Influenced by a crossroads of cultures - Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo - his fiction is infused with spirituality. An advocate for the appreciation of New Mexico's Hispano traditions, Anaya has become a part of the cultural landscape, and his insight aids in understanding the quest by all Hispanic Americans for cultural identity, recognition, and respect
Lucille Clifton by Lucille Clifton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucille Clifton read on December 8, 1999 and is interviewed by Denise Chávez
Writing down the river( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four of the writers featured in the book by the same title returned to the Grand Canyon for their second river journey, this time together. They spent nine days in the heart of the Grand Canyon rafting through 226 miles of wilderness, renewing their personal relationship to wilderness
StoryLines Southwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Face of an angel by Denise Chavez ; originally broadcast Oct. 19, 1997 by KUNM 89.9 (Public Radio for Central and Northern New Mexico)
La mujer que sabía el idioma de los animales by Denise Chávez( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taco testimony : meditations on family, food and culture by Denise Chávez( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in chile country," she adds. "We are blessed to be here. Food is more than food; it's a culture. And tacos are more than tacos." Chile country is the setting for Chavez's magical, tragicomic fiction. And in A Taco Testimony she also tells wonderful stories that connect literature with culture and food with life along the Mexican-American border. "Time and love are the essence of all Mexican cooking," Chavez says including her spicy, juicy writing, and this feast of a book
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

La Morenita by Denise Chávez( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States
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The last of the menu girlsShattering the myth : plays by Hispanic womenShort fiction by Hispanic writers of the United StatesFace of an angelWriting down the river : into the heart of the Grand CanyonA taco testimony : meditations on family, food and cultureA taco testimony : meditations on family, food and culture
Alternative Names
Chávez, Denise Elia

Denise Chavez American writer

Denise Chavez Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Languages
English (111)

Spanish (16)

German (3)