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The adventures of Don Chipote, or, When parrots breast feed
Venegas, Daniel.
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Aventuras de don Chipote. English
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Houston, TX : Arte Público Press, 2000.
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160 pages ; 22 cm
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"Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage."
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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Daniel Venegas's novel -- first published in Los Angeles in 1928, and long lost to the public -- portrays, with wit tempered by empathy, the harsher aspects of America during the fabled Jazz Age. With bawdy humor and razor-sharp insight, THE ADVENTURES OF DON CHIPOTE relates the hapless journey of the poor rural farmer Don Chipote de JesAAs MarAAa DomAAnguez, who naively leaves behind his wife and children in Mexico to seek riches in the United States -- where, he is assured, one can sweep up gold dust from the streets and suck the nectar from the tree of life. The author's earthy satire is faithfully rendered by translator Ethriam Cash Brammer; edited and introduced by NicolAA s Kanellos.

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From 1928 comes this humorous look at the immigration into the United States of Mexicans who were swept up in the myth of America's streets being paved with gold. Title character Don Chipote abandons his small plot of land and his family and drifts up to the Southwest, stumbling along the way into a series of misadventures with another tramp and a dog. This very early Hispanic comedy, while also parodying a serious subject, should still be fun. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.