Cuando era puertorrique a

La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura.

Cuando era puertorrique  a

La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba, a distinguir la canción del coquí, a identificar los ingredientes en las morcillas y a ayudar a que el alma de un bebé muerto subiera al Cielo. Pero precisamente cuando Esmeralda parecía haberlo aprendido todo sobre su cultura, la llevaron a Nueva York, donde las reglas --y el idioma-- eran no sólo diferentes, sino también desconcertantes. Cómo Esmeralda superó la adversidad, se ganó entrada a la Performing Arts High School y después continuó a Harvard, de donde se graduó con altos honores, es el relato de la tremenda trayectoria de una mujer verdaderamente extraordinaria. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION One of The Best Memoirs of a Generation (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard In a childhood full of tropical beauty and domestic strife, poverty and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But when her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually a new identity. In the first of her three acclaimed memoirs, Esmeralda brilliantly recreates her tremendous journey from the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years, to translating for her mother at the welfare office, and to high honors at Harvard.

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Cuando era puertorriqueña
Language: es
Pages: 296
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Vintage Espanol

La historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en la parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba, a distinguir
Trilogies as Cultural Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Gregory Stephens
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-12 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book offers a “big picture” view of three universal themes, as seen in literary representations: sea-crossing tales, human-animal relations, and (late) father-son relationships. Seen in triptych, these writings demonstrate how passing between worlds and across cultures has become the normative human condition. Authors analyzed within a hemispheric and post-national
The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Clare Mar-Molinero
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Spanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language
Casi una mujer
Language: es
Pages: 312
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago, Nina Torres-Vidal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Vintage Espanol

En su nueva memoria, la clamada autora de Cuando era puertorriqueña continua su cautivante crónica describiendo su salida de los barrios de Brooklyn a los teatros de Manhattan. "Negi", como cariñosamente la llama su familia, deja Macún, un campo de Puerto Rico, en 1961 para vivir en un apartamento de
American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change
Language: en
Pages: 1272
Authors: James Ciment, John Radzilowski
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant