About this Item: Punto de Lectura, 2009. Jacket has a very small amount of edgewear and surface scuffing. Customer service is our top priority. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Black ink remainder mark on the top edge. Pages and cover are clean and intact. She has been published in many international magazines : Casa de las Américas in Cuba, Página doce in Argentina, Revue Noire in France and Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, in New York.
Ships same day or next business day! Pages have minimal tanning along edges. What was more disappointing was this novel's writing. It seems that, his whole life, he has been hiding the fact that he is gay, something that is frowned upon by his family and Dominican society, especially for someone of his social standing. About this Item: Picador, 2000. A story of what it takes to survive. Book is in Used-Good condition. La estructura de la novela la hacen bastante amena de leer capítulos cortos y lenguaje conciso pero sin dejar de lado las metáforas que Santos-Febres utiliza de manera tragicómica sobre el sexo gay y los procesos que conlleva la creación de una persona artística como lo hacen las reinas.
The boy-girl Selena is as sweetly bedazzled as any hero-heroine out of a Shakespearean comedy. Interspersed with Miss Martha Divine's reminiscences about the gay scene in Puerto Rico and New York and a tangentially related look at the friendship between two young boys, this novel questions the stability of gender, sexuality, and dress in the hot Caribbean world of travestis. Santos-Febres' first novel Sirena Selena vestida de pena published in English as Sirena Selena , which focuses on the life of a teenaged who works in the streets and has a talent for singing , was a finalist for the. I feel that she is the latter, as is Miss Martha. Mayra Santos-Febres logra descentralizar la identidad de la cultura drag y la posiciona lejos del imaginario estadounidense de la identidad drag.
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About this Item: Stockcero, 2008. Santos-Febres' most recent novel is La amante de Gardel 2015. The gossip, cat-fighting and climbing that the dragas of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic indulge in becomes almost heroic in her capable hands. Feeling pressured to act and appear straight, he married a woman and had children, but did not enjoy any of it. Her parents were teachers who instilled in her the passion for literature but her motivation to continue was influenced by her seventh grade teacher Ivonne Sanavitis. From United Kingdom to U.
We try to add a detailed description to as many titles as possible. No quiero decir más, si tienen oportunidad y la curiosidad, léanlo, que la Martha Divine los va a acompañar. A story of accepting who you are. She has published two books of poetry, and her short stories have won many prizes, including the 1994 Letras de Oro Prize from the University of Miami and the 1997 Juan Rulfo Prize, awarded by Radio Sarandi in Paris. New York: Harper Perennial, 2009. Flashbacks throughout this lushly lyrical novel reveal decades in the lives of Martha and Sirena, while an array of vibrant narrators animate the plot twists. When the 15 year-old Sirena Selena gets dolled up like a goddess and emotes her way through heart-wrenching boleros that her abuela taught her, men get weak in the knees and women swoon.
She has been an influence in bringing about new youth writers in Puerto rico. She is also a community activist helping bring books and stories to the less fortunate. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Discovered by Martha Divine in the backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irrisistable voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Miss Martha takes her young protege to the neighboring Dominican Republic, in an attempt to sell the act to one of the fancy tourist hotels there - where they won't mind that the performer is underage. Book is in Used-Good condition.
Discovered by Martha Divine in the backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irrisistable voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. After a terribly difficult childhood, involving living on the streets after his grandmother's death, drugs, and being raped, the young performer finally has the opportunity to make something of her life. Far too many pages are devoted to Miss Martha's reminiscences about life in the gay scene, or to her comedy routines. Book is in fine condition, in a near fine dust jacket with intact price. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Book is in Used-Good condition. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.