Item description for Scar Tissue by Gustavo Perez Firmat...
In this, his most revealing and courageous book to date, the widely-acclaimed author of Life on the Hyphen and Next Year in Cuba tells the story of how it is to experience two of the shaping events in our lives---surviving illness, enduring loss---in more than one language. Writing with candor and conviction, Prez Firmat chronicles, in prose and verse, how the death of his exiled father and his own diagnosis of prostate cancer (a disease from which his father also suffered) brought him to a place he had never been, and he had never left. Much more than a recovery journal, Scar Tissue is an eloquent reflection on the resources for healing and renewal available to those whose lives and loyalties are divided between countries, cultures, and languages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
ISBN 1931010307 ISBN13 9781931010306
Availability 0 units.
More About Gustavo Perez Firmat
A poet, fiction writer, and scholar, Gustavo PA[a¬Arez Firmat is the author of many books of literary and cultural criticism, among them Tongue Ties, Cincuenta lecciones de exilio y desexilio, My Own Private Cuba, and Life on the Hyphen. He has also written a best-selling memoir, Next Year in Cuba; a novel, Anything But Love; and several collections of poetry, including Bilingual Blues (also published by Bilingual Press). In 1997 Newsweek listed him among "100 Americans to watch for the 21st century" and Hispanic Business Magazine selected him as one of the "100 most influential Hispanics." He is currently the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.