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Renato Rosaldo's new prose poetry collection shares his experiences and those of his group of twelve Mexican American Tucson High School friends known as the Chasers as they grew up, graduated, and fell out of touch. Derived from interviews with the Chasers and three other friends conducted after their fiftieth high school reunion, Rosaldo's poems present a chorus of disti ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 24th 2019 by Duke University Press Books
(first published May 3rd 2019)
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I was in high school nearly two decades after Renato Rosaldo and about a hundred miles north of his teenage home in Tucson, but this small book touched me and reminded me of my own Phoenix high school experience in many ways. A lovely, poetic reminiscence of what seems like a lovely group of fellas who sure have made something of themselves. The book's design elements and the photos bring this book to life.
Renato Rosaldo is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the American Ethnological Society. He is the author of The Day of Shelly's Death: The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief, Culture and Truth and Ilongot Headhunting, 1883–1974, and two award-winning poetry collections ...more