|Title:||Sal si puedes;: Cesar Chavez and the new American revolution|
|Format:||rtf doc lit lrf|
|ePUB size:||1302 kb|
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|DJVU size:||1769 kb|
|Category:||Ethnic and National|
|Publisher:||Random House; Revised edition (1973)|
About book: It was not the charisma that is often ascribed to him; most charisma is in the eye of the beholder. The people who have known him longest agree that before the strike, Chavez’s presence was so nondescript that he passed unnoticed; he is as unobtrusive as a rabbit, moving quietly wherever he finds himself as if he had always belonged there. All he did for three whole days was make me laugh, the new convert said, still unaware that he’d been organized.
In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. In it, Matthiessen provides a candid look into the many sides of this enigmatic and charismatic leader who lived by the laws of nonviolence. Winner of the National Book Award and the American Book Award, Peter Matthiessen is the author of over fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Snow Leopard (1978), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1965), Far Tortuga (1975), In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1992), and Bone by Bone (1999). Ilan Stavans teaches at Amherst College. Matthiessen lived in New York City, while Chavez lived in the Central Valley farm town of Delano, where the grape strike was unfolding. Peter Matthiessen is a winner of the National Book Award and the American Book Award and is the author of over thirty books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Snow Leopard (1978), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1965), Far Tortuga (1975), In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1992), and Bone by Bone (1999). A new foreword by Marc Grossman considers the significance of Chavez's legacy for our time. As well as serving as an indispensable guide to the 1960s, this book rejuvenates the extraordinary vitality of Chavez's life and spirit, giving his message a renewed and much-needed urgency. One Sunday of August 1968, I knocked on the door of a small frame house on Kensington Street in Delano, California.
and the New American Revolution. With a New Foreword by. Marc Grossman. University of california press. Berkeley Los Angeles London. Peter Matthiessen’s beautiful portrait of Cesar Chavez deepened my commitment when it first appeared later that year, and it is just as compelling four and a half decades later. My task here is to offer insights gleaned since Sal Si Puedes was initially published and bring readers up to date through Cesar’s passing in 1993, and beyond. Matthiessen touches on this tension in Sal Si Puedes, and it is a theme in Diego Luna’s new film Cesar Chavez. Helen said Cesar loved being with his children. He would read to them and take them for weekend drives, to the park, or on annual weeklong family vacations. Peter Matthiessen is the author of more than thirty books and the only writer to win the National Book Award for both non-fiction (The Snow Leopard, in two categories, in 1979 and 1980) and fiction (Shadow Country, in 2008).
Sal Si Puedes, by Peter Matthiessen, is an excellent chronicle of the adult life of the farm workers' revolutionary, Cesar Chavez. This Biography written by Matthiessen is from the day he meets Chavez to the time he passed away in 1992. Chavez was a activist for the rights of all farm workers, and believed that union representation was not only a privilege, but a right of all workers
Sal Si Puedes: Cesar Chaves and the New American Revolution. 1969 (First Published).