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En Suelo Firme = A Place to Stand [Paperback]

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Item description for En Suelo Firme = A Place to Stand by Manu Berastegui Jimmy Santiago Baca...

The power of the written word is revealed in this wrenching memoir of the author's troubled youth and the five-year jail sentence that turned him around. Having been raised without a strong role model, in and out of trouble, he transforms his life and wants "to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless, of which I am one." Jimmy Santiago Baca.

Description in spanish: Jimmy Santiago Baca escribe su autobiografa, en la que narra el proceso que le ha llevado a convertirse en uno de los ms aclamados poetas norteamericanos. Pero su formacin no ha tenido lugar en aulas de literatura ni ambientes de sofisticada intelectualidad.

A los veintin aos, Jimmy era un chicano analfabeto que se enfrentaba a cinco aos de prisin mayor por venta de drogas. Al tiempo que intenta sobrevivir en un lugar donde la nica ley es la violencia y la nica defensa ser temido, Baca descubre la palabra y queda fascinado por su poder, que termina por convertirle en un hombre nuevo. Desde el encierro describe su infancia en la pobreza, el orfanato y el correccional, su precoz toma de contacto con las drogas y el alcohol, amores y amistad, desengaos y traiciones.

Un libro impresionante que relata una trayectoria personal asombrosa. Tan apasionante en las descripciones salvajes de las situaciones lmite que viven los presos, como en el lirismo de su prosa y sus poemas, esta novela se ha convertido ya en una obra imprescindible.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.16" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   0.99 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Aguilar
ISBN  8420464244  
ISBN13  9788420464244  

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