Tex[t]-Mex : seductive hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America
Inspiring ruminations on "Mexicans" in "American" toilets
Print Book, English, 2007
University of Texas Press, Austin, 2007
248 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
9780292714564, 9780292714571, 0292714564, 0292714572
(with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche):"have i been understood? XicanOsmosis versus the Tex[t]-Mex"
Nonhallucinatory prefatory Palabras ..
Backstory: a decidedly odd tale of what happened when Hollywood killed Vaudeville, postcards boomed, and the United States invaded Mexico
Seductive hallucination Gallery One: an interstice: Being the first of several summary interruptions of the drearily semantic in favor of the deliciously semiotic, a Frontera of sorts
Hallucinations of Miscegenation and murder: dancing along the Mestiza/o borders of proto-Chicana/o cinema with Orson Welles's Touch of Evil
When electrolysis proxies for the existential: a somewhat sordid meditation on what might occur if Frantz Fanon, Rosario Castellanos, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, and Sandra Cisneros asked Rita Hayworth her name at the Tex[t]-Mex beauty parlor
Autopsy of a rat: sundry parables of Warner Brothers Studios, Jewish American Animators, Speedy Gonzales, Freddy López, and other Chicano/Latino marionettes prancing about our first world visual emporium; Parable cameos by Jacques Derrida; and, a dirty joke
Lupe Vélez regurgitated; or, Jesus's Kleenex: cautionary, Indigestion-inspiring ruminations on "Mexicans" in "American" toilets
Seductive hallucination Gallery Two: interstice the second: Being a second archive of visual pathogens
XicanOsmosis: Frida Kahlo and Mexico in the eyes of Gilbert Hernandez
Conclusion: (with apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche) "Have I been understood? XicanOsmosis versus the Tex[t]-Mex."