Item description for Fantasmas: Supernatural Stories by Mexican American Writers by Rob Johnson...
Cuentos de fantasma are a popular form of Mexican literature combining fantasy, folktales, and pulp fiction. Fantasmas is the first collection of such stories written by Mexican American writiers, including Kathleen Alcala, David Rice, Carmen Tafolla, Stephen Gutierrez, Elva Trevino Hart, and others. In her introduction, Kathleen Alcala distinguishes these stories from those by Latin American magical realists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2001
Publisher Bilingual Pr (Bilrp)
ISBN 1931010021 ISBN13 9781931010023
Availability 0 units.
More About Rob Johnson
Rob Johnson, a former officer in the British Army with operational experience, is Lecturer in the History of War at Oxford University. His previous books include "Outnumbered, Outgunned, Undeterred", and (with Michael Whitby and John France) "How to Win on the Battlefield."
Rob Johnson has an academic affiliation as follows - Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Department of Family Practice,.
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A Long Awaited Release Mar 22, 2002
This book is actually edited by my former Creative Writing Professor, (in a later incarnation of the same class from which the book sprung). Dr. Johnson has a talent for seeing quality in other people's stories. If you like scary stories, try these on for size. They are interesting both in content and in cultural elements. It's about time that the literary world started taking Hispanic literature seriously. It has so much more flavor than a lot (not all, but a lot) of what comes out of (my own) WASPish heritage. Try it. You'll like it.
Truly scary reading on a cold, dark night! Feb 8, 2002
Aptly edited by Rob Johnson (teacher of American literature at the University of Texas-Pan American, South Texas Valley) Fantasmas: Supernatural Stories By Mexican American Writers is an impressive and wide-ranging anthology of folklore-style fantasy tales, or cuentos de fantasma. Enhanced with an informative introduction by Kathleen Alcala, as well as being intrinsically shocking, spooky, and rich with cultural and traditional lore, the stories comprising Fantasmas make for truly scary reading on a cold, dark night!