Que Linda La Brisa James A. Drake

ISBN: 9780295980164

Published: March 18th 2001

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Que Linda La Brisa  by  James A. Drake

Que Linda La Brisa by James A. Drake
March 18th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780295980164 | 10.58 Mb

Three poetic statements unite and intertwine in this slim volume to create a rare insight into the lives of people who bear witness to the exclusionary nature of societys most basic assumptions about the nature of gender and desire: men in womensMoreThree poetic statements unite and intertwine in this slim volume to create a rare insight into the lives of people who bear witness to the exclusionary nature of societys most basic assumptions about the nature of gender and desire: men in womens bodies, outcasts, who make their living as prostitutes.With the caring eye of an intimate observer, Benjamin Alire Saenz allows the reader to witness the hopes, fears and dangers of their transformations, sketching their daily lives in a series of short fragmentary prose-poems, showing the familiarity of the seemingly alien.Jimmy Santiago Bacas first person poem pushes the transformation further still, allowing as well as forcing the reader to recognize the frailty and pain caused by a cultures ideas of what constitutes the normal.James Drakes photographs unite the poems, complementing them with a visual thread of equally poetic intensity: changing faces, reflections in mirrors, blood and fears, as well as hopes and guardian angels.



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