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González, Rigoberto

Overview
Works: 20 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 5,768 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.O4695, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Rigoberto González
 
Most widely held works by Rigoberto González
Antonio's card by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Mother's day coming, Antonio finds he has to decide what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie
Camino del sol : fifteen years of Latina and Latino writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Celebrates fifteen years of Latina literature by bringing together some of the series' best work, including selections from award-winning books by Richard Blanco, Diana Garcia, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pat Mora, Kathleen Alcala, Sergio Troncoso, and Kathleen de Azevedo-plus other prominent writers such as Ray Gonzalez, Francisco Alarcon, and Juan Felipe Herrera
Soledad sigh-sighs by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soledad's friends help her discover the many things that she can do to entertain herself when she is alone in her apartment
Crossing vines : a novel by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the grim reality of Southern California's grape fields, even the sun is a dark spot. For the migrant grape pickers in Crossing Vines, Rigoberto Gonzalez's novel that spans a single workday, the sun is a constant, malevolent force. The characters endure back-breaking, monotonous work as they succumb to the whims of their corrupt bosses. Each minute the sun rises higher in the sky is an eternity."
So often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poems by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unpeopled eden by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unpeopled Eden opens in Mictlan, the region of the dead in Aztec mythology, inviting us down into a world where "the men are never coming home" and "rows of ghosts come forth to sing." Haunted by border crossers and forgotten deportees, lost brothers and sons, Gonzalez unearths the beautiful and musical amidst the grotesque. These poems are prayer and memorial "for those whose / patron saints are longing and despair."
Red-inked retablos by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Mexican Catholic tradition, retablos are ornamental structures made of carved wood framing an oil painting of a devotional image, usually a patron saint. Acclaimed author and essayist Rigoberto González commemorates the passion and the pain of these carvings in his new volume Red-Inked Retablos, a moving memoir of human experience and thought. González continues to expand his oeuvre on mariposa (literally, "butterfly") memory, a genre he pioneered in which Chicano/a writers openly address non-traditional sexuality. For González, mariposa memory is important testimony not only about reconfiguring personal identity in relation to masculinity, culture, and religion. It's also about highlighting values like education, shaping a sex-positive discourse, and exercising agency through a public voice. It's about making the queer experience a Chicano experience and the Chicano experience a queer one.--From publisher description
Men without bliss by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black blossoms by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other fugitives and other strangers by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the tension that never leaves these poems is, on the surface, erotic, what lies beneath the sensual energy is an awareness that sex, as the articulation of love, is tainted by our notions of how pure love should be. It's Gonzalez's lyricism that joins the physical and the ideal, and demonstrates that the impulse to speak is a form of the impulse to touch. Gonzalez's honesty is itself a kind of poetry: there is an exacting focus here that speaks of hope without using the word. If we can look, we can change. These are poems of transformation."--Publisher's website
The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four gay high school boys start a club, and when one of them is targeted in a homophobic incident, the entire school turns to them as a symbol of grief, fear and hope
Xicano duende : a select anthology by Alurista( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariposa gown by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliente Valley High School senior Maui, a gay Latino, is torn between his growing affection for a wealthy newcomer and his loyalty to the GLBT alliance he helped found, whose members consider making statement by attending prom in drag
The night Don Pedro buried his best friend the rooster by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lady of the crossword by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariposa U. by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the third book about a gay Latino boy in California, he attends university, tries to find his place in life, and finds himself involved with an abusive first love"--
Skins preserve us : poems by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soldier of Mictlán by Rigoberto González( Book )

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

Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa by Rigoberto González( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, this is a unique coming-out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. Growing up among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers, González also faces the pressure of coming-of-age as a gay man in a culture that prizes machismo. Losing his mother when he is twelve, González must then confront his father's abandonment and an abiding sense of cultural estrangement. His only sense of connection gets forged in a violent relationship with an older man. By finding his calling as a writer, and by revisiting the relationship with his father during a trip to Mexico, González finally claims his identity at the intersection of race, class, and sexuality. The result is a leap of faith that every reader who ever felt like an outsider will immediately recognize.--From publisher description
Autobiography of my hungers by Rigoberto González( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rigoberto González, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, takes a second piercing look at his past through a startling new lens: hunger. The need for sustenance originating in childhood poverty, the adolescent emotional need for solace and comfort, the adult desire for a larger world, another lover, a different body--all are explored by González in a series of heartbreaking and poetic vignettes. Each vignette is a defining moment of self-awareness, every moment an important step in a lifelong journey toward clarity, knowledge, and the nourishment that comes in various forms--even "the smallest biggest joys" help piece together a complex portrait of a gay man of color who at last defines himself by what he learns, not by what he yearns for."--Publisher's website
 
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Gonzlez, Rigoberto

Rigoberto Gonzlez American writer

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Camino del sol : fifteen years of Latina and Latino writingSoledad sigh-sighsCrossing vines : a novelSo often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poemsMen without blissOther fugitives and other strangersThe Mariposa ClubXicano duende : a select anthologyButterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa