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The Resource The cowboy bible and other stories, Carlos Velázquez ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas

The cowboy bible and other stories, Carlos Velázquez ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas

Label
The cowboy bible and other stories
Title
The cowboy bible and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Velázquez ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Akin to Márquez's Macondo or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, Velázquez's PopSTock! is a fictional territory in a familiar but strange northern Mexico. Throughout the stories is woven the Cowboy Bible--a mystical and protean object that first appears as the talisman of a Santería-practicing luchador, DJ, and art critic, then later morphs into an unbeatable marathon drinker, a scion of a fried-chicken vendor dynasty who becomes a Communist guerilla freedom fighter, and the leather for a pair of boots so coveted that it leads a man to grant the devil a night with his wife. With such otherworldly scenarios, pop-culture panache, and Velázquez's linguistic inventiveness, The Cowboy Bible is a brazen commentary on modern Mexican reality." --
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Summary
The much-anticipated English-language debut of “one of the most original and entertaining voices of contemporary Mexican literature” (Revista Gatopardo): a collection of surreal, ironic, and madcap stories about the comedy and brutal tragedies of life in Mexico
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488813
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Velázquez, Carlos
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Obejas, Achy
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
The cowboy bible and other stories, Carlos Velázquez ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Spanish as La Biblia Vaquera by Editorial Sexto Piso, Mesico City, 2011
  • "The English-language debut of "one of the most original and entertaining voices in contemporary Mexican literature (Revista Gatopardo): a collection of ironic and madcap stories about the comedy and brutality of life in Mexico." -- page [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fiction. The Cowboy Bible ; Cooler burritos -- Non-fiction. Reissue of the original facsimile of the remastered country Bible's back cover ; Like 'em fat ; Notes for a new theory for mastering hair -- Neither fiction nor non-fiction. The post-norteño condition ; Juan Salazar's dealer ; Epilogue I ; Epilogue II
Control code
ocn908176089
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781632060228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)908176089
Label
The cowboy bible and other stories, Carlos Velázquez ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Spanish as La Biblia Vaquera by Editorial Sexto Piso, Mesico City, 2011
  • "The English-language debut of "one of the most original and entertaining voices in contemporary Mexican literature (Revista Gatopardo): a collection of ironic and madcap stories about the comedy and brutality of life in Mexico." -- page [4] of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fiction. The Cowboy Bible ; Cooler burritos -- Non-fiction. Reissue of the original facsimile of the remastered country Bible's back cover ; Like 'em fat ; Notes for a new theory for mastering hair -- Neither fiction nor non-fiction. The post-norteño condition ; Juan Salazar's dealer ; Epilogue I ; Epilogue II
Control code
ocn908176089
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781632060228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)908176089

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