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González, Rigoberto

Works: 34 works in 89 publications in 2 languages and 7,097 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Poetry  Picture books  Essays  Short stories  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.O4695, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rigoberto González
Most widely held works by Rigoberto González
Antonio's card = La tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 505 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 417 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. Includes poetry, fiction and nonfiction
Soledad sigh-sighs by Rigoberto González( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 384 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 )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The textures, smells, sights, and emotions of their daily existences engulf the lives of the Mexican laborers. Scarce drinking water, sweltering heat, splintered fingers, contempt for the job, and violence toward one another compose their unflinchingly dark world. In Gonzalez's brutally honest story, the characters are compelled forward mercilessly by the rising crisis that envelops their interconnected stories. This uncompromisingly thought-provoking tale gives names and faces to the anonymous agricultural laborers, whose lives are like the tangles vines of the fruits of their labor."
Unpeopled eden by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 226 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."
So often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poems by Rigoberto González( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red-inked retablos by Rigoberto González( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 210 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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of thirteen startling stories, Rigoberto Gonzalez weaves complex portraits of Latinos leading ordinary, practically invisible lives while navigating the dark waters of suppressed emotion - true-to-life characters who face emotional hurt, socioeconomic injustice, indignities in the workplace, or sexual repression. But because their culture expects men to symbolize power and control, they dare not risk succumbing to displays of weakness." "Men without Bliss conveys the silent suffering of all men, not just Latinos. It will open readers' eyes to unexpected facets of Latino culture, and perhaps of their own lives."--BOOK JACKET
Black blossoms by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 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 143 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 135 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pivotal voices, era of transition : toward a 21st century poetics by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition gathers Rigoberto González's most important essays and book reviews, many of which consider the work of emerging poets whose identities and political positions are transforming what readers expect from contemporary poetry. A number of these voices represent intersectional communities, such as queer writers of color like Natalie Díaz, Danez Smith, Ocean Vuong, and Eduardo C. Corral, and many writers, such as Carmen Giménez Smith and David Tomás Martínez, have deep connections to their Latino communities. Collectively, these writers are enriching American poetry to reflect a more diverse, panoramic, and socially conscious literary landscape. Also featured are essays on the poets' literary ancestors--including Juan Felipe Herrera, Alurista, and Francisco X. Alarcón--and speeches that address the need to leverage poetry as agency. This book fills a glaring gap in existing poetry scholarship by focusing exclusively on writers of color, and particularly on Latino poetry. González makes important observations about the relevance, urgency, and exquisite craft of the work coming from writers who represent marginalized communities. His insightful connections between the Latino, African American, Asian American, and Native American literatures persuasively position them as a collective movement critiquing, challenging, and reorienting the direction of American poetry with their nuanced and politicized verse. González's inclusive vision covers a wide landscape of writers, opening literary doors for sexual and ethnic minorities"--Provided by Publisher
Mariposa gown by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 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
Our lady of the crossword by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ditch water : poems by Joseph Delgado( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Delgado has a wild tongue and a lightning-bright imagination. Unlike many young poets, he does not cage his poems in nostalgia. In this splendid collection bones break, liquor and semen salt the skin, sand and sickness erode the heart. Delgado reminds us familial and erotic bonds, rendered in vivid and gritty language, do not always redeem. Queer sex allows Delgado to bravely detail the interplay between masculinity and poverty. An unrelenting physicality abounds. ... Delgado braids the sting of the desert and the ache of emotional turmoil into lyrics that bristle with rain and blood. ...[description by] Eduardo C. Corral."--Page 4 of cover
Mariposa U. by Rigoberto González( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 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"--
The night Don Pedro buried his best friend the rooster by Rigoberto González( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of ours by Octavio R Gonzalez( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
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Antonio's card = La tarjeta de Antonio
Alternative Names
González, Rigoberto

Rigoberto González American writer

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Rigoberto González escriptor estatunidenc

Rigoberto González escritor estadounidense

Rigoberto González scriitor american

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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