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González, Rigoberto

Overview
Works: 14 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 3,998 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works 
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
Crossing vines : a novel by Rigoberto González( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 404 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."
Red-inked retablos by Rigoberto González( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 236 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
So often the pitcher goes to water until it breaks : poems by Rigoberto González( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men without bliss by Rigoberto González( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unpeopled Eden by Rigoberto González( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 188 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."
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 146 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 143 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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mariposa gown by Rigoberto González( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 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
Butterfly boy memories of a Chicano mariposa by Rigoberto González( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 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
The Soldier of Mictlán by Rigoberto González( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
González, Rigoberto
Languages
English (37)
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