Dagoberto Gilb





Dagoberto Gilb

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born
Los Angeles, The United States
gender
male


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Dagoberto Gilb was born in the city of Los Angeles, his mother a Mexican who crossed the border illegally, and his father a Spanish-speaking Anglo raised in East Los Angeles. They divorced before he began kindergarten. He attended several junior colleges until he transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied philosophy and religion and graduated with both bachelor'
s and master's degrees. After that, he began his life as a construction worker, migrating back and forth from Los Angeles and El Paso. A father, he eventually joined the union in Los Angeles; a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, he became a class-A journeyman carpenter, and his employment for the next twelve years was on high
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Average rating: 3.67 · 840 ratings · 124 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
The Magic of Blood
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Woodcuts of Women
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The Flowers
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Uncle Rock
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“This morning I heard: the hesitancy in her voice wasn't ordinary sincerity but a lot of it, and her tone wasn't only friendly, it was intimate, private, longing. The words, quiet and simple as they were, were strong, deep tosses that landed close, and loud.”
Dagoberto Gilb, The Magic of Blood
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“My favorite ethnic group is smart.”
Dagoberto Gilb

“My father became a mythical figure, more force than man. . .he was a force my mother would use as a threat of wrath and punishment." In "Father Close, Father Far" New California Writing”
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