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- DescriptionThe heroic life of labor and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez greatly influenced the political and creative thinking of famed Chica velist Rudolfo Anaya. After Chavez death in 1992, Anaya wrote this poem eulogizing the man and his life s work. Echoing Shelley s elegy on the death of John Keats, the poem expresses the grief of la gente, but closes by calling all peoples together to continue the n-violent struggle for freedom and justice. The book endorsed by the Cesar Chavez Foundation includes an essay by Anaya detailing the effect that Chavez had on his own vision and a chrology of Chavez life. Powerful super realistic illustrations by Gaspar Enriquez bring home the significance of Cesar Chavez to the American cultural landscape. Cesar Chavez accomplishments in fighting for the rights of farm workers, civil rights, environmental justice, and n-violence stand next to two of the 20th century's greatest leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Carlos Santana Rudolfo Anaya (his classic vel Bless Me, Ultima has 1,000,000-plus in print) has earned international acclaim for his skillful mingling of realism, fantasy and myth while exploring the experiences of Hispanics in the American Southwest. Besides being the author of numerous vels and children s books, Mr. Anaya has been called the godfather of Chica literature and un hijo del pueblo for his work as an activist for the literature of his people and his region. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Artist Gaspar Enriquez is nationally kwn for his super-realistic, airbrush paintings of young men and women from the barrios of his hometown El Paso. Using the same technique, he collaged images of Cesar Chavez, farm workers, police, newspaper article, fields of grapes and icons of La Raza and Aztlan to create the ambiance of the life and times of this hero.
- Author BiographyGASPAR ENRIQUEZ, whose super-realistic paintings are exhibited all over the country, was born and grew up on the south side of El Paso, Texas. He illustrated Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez by Rudolfo Anaya. He lives in San Elizario, a small village near the border of the United States and Mexico, in a 250-year-old house built by his wife's great-great grandfather. He has a fine arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master's degree from New Mexico State University. He is an art instructor at Bowie High School in El Paso. In 1994, he received a Mid-America Arts Alliance Fellowship. His work was included in the important and ground-breaking Chicano Art / Resistance and Affirmation show that traveled throughout the United States in the early 90s.
- Author(s)Rudolfo A Anaya
- PublisherCinco Puntos Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2000
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCinco Puntos Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight336 g
- Width253 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Gaspar Enriquez
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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