Working in the Dark

Working in the Dark Author Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised in an orphanage and took to the streets at age eleven, after which this amazing young Chicano taught himself to read and write His statement, I think that the work I do is done in the dark, encompasses many meanings central to his preoccupation with the night In this book Baca passionately explores the troubled years of his youth, from which he emerged with heightened awareness of his ethnic identity as a Chicano, his role as a voice for the misunderstood tribal life of the barrio, and his redemptive vocation as a poet His American Book Award for poetry in 1988 and his National Endowment for the Arts Hispanic Heritage Award in 1989 show the esteem in which his work is held. Free Download Books Working in the Dark Author Jimmy Santiago Baca –

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  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • Working in the Dark
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • English
  • 08 August 2018
  • 1878610473

10 thoughts on “Working in the Dark

  1. says:

    This was my first intro to Jimmy Recommended to me by a bike messenger I knew in the 90 s damnit, Brad where are you so I can thank your cool pony tailed ass Jimmy, you speak to me, I don t know how, but its eerie and you probably need to knock it off I have a book that my family had autographed for me at a reading in Colorado and I also saw you in person in San Francisco you were checking the fights and sat behind me before your reading , that said, I do prefer your poetry to story wri This was my fi...

  2. says:

    An amazing read A true American story This was one of my first books I read when I became I bookaholic been on the wagon for the last 12 years, thank you very much and it made me want to become a writer myself Baca is a true testament to literature It really saved his life and you s...

  3. says:

    A memoir from a barrio writer who has oversome tremendous obstacles, broken down many doors and challenged attitudes and social forces that stood in his way Many interesting observations about the history of Chicanos and their relegation to oblivion A continuing search for justice A helluva story

  4. says:

    Mary Alice says, Hey all, I discovered this guy in my masters writing program He s great He was in jail and practically illiterate and taught himself how to read and write.

  5. says:

    I discovered this in my master s program Absloute gem of a book.

  6. says:

    Didn t read much before this book It was a gift from my school counselor I ve been reading ever since Thanks Mr Saucedo

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