The Resource The alphabet in my hands : a writing life, Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Nancy Abraham Hall

The alphabet in my hands : a writing life, Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Nancy Abraham Hall

Label
The alphabet in my hands : a writing life
Title
The alphabet in my hands
Title remainder
a writing life
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Nancy Abraham Hall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Agosin's childhood and early adolescence was spent with her Jewish family in Chile in the 1960s and 1970s. While her family raised her to regard her Jewish heritage with loving awareness, they also appreciated the dominant Catholic culture: an aunt organized Easter egg hunts and her mother admired the beauty of Chile's Catholic churches. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and an outsider." "The second half of The Alphabet in My Hands recounts the events that forced her family to emigrate to America: the overthrow of Salvador Allende by General Augusto Pinochet. Agosin writes of her new life in Athens, Georgia, of the sudden loss of all that was familiar. Ostracized as an immigrant - a blond "non-white" with a strange foreign accent - her high school years were made even more painful by the news from Chile: prisoners taken and classmates disappearing or shot." "In the final chapter of The Alphabet in My Hands, she addresses two important topics: her current residence in New England and the central role of writing and literature in her life."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agosín, Marjorie
Dewey number
  • 861
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ8098.1.G6
LC item number
Z466 2000
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
000097911
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hall, Nancy Abraham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agosín, Marjorie
  • Authors, Chilean
Label
The alphabet in my hands : a writing life, Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Nancy Abraham Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41076239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813527048
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99023069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41076239
Label
The alphabet in my hands : a writing life, Marjorie Agosín ; translated by Nancy Abraham Hall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41076239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813527048
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99023069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41076239

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