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Grieving : dispatches from a wounded country / Cristina Rivera Garza ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker.

Rivera Garza, Cristina, 1964- (author.). Booker, Sarah, (translator.).


"Translated into English by Sarah Booker, GRIEVING is Cristina Rivera Garza's collection of short crónicas, journalism, and personal essays on systemic violence in contemporary Mexico and along the US-Mexico border. Drawing together horror theory and historical analysis, Rivera Garza outlines how neoliberalism, corruption, and drug trafficking-culminating in the misnamed "war on drugs"-has shaped her country. Working from and against this political context, Rivera Garza posits that collective grief and writing is a mode of seeking social justice"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781936932931
  • ISBN: 1936932938
  • Physical Description: vii, 182 pages ; 12 cm
  • Edition: First Feminist Press edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Feminist Press, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Taking shelter : horror, the state, and social suffering in twenty-first-century Mexico -- The sufferers. The claimant -- The visceraless state -- War and imagination -- Diary of pain by María Luisa Puga -- Tragic agency -- I won't let anyone say those are the best years of your life -- What country is this, Agripina? 2501 migrants by Alejandro Santiago -- Nonfiction -- Elvira Arellano and that which blood, tradition, and community unite -- What country is this, Agripina? -- Cacaluta -- Dried mermaids -- Violent x-rays -- The morning after -- On our toes : women against the Mexican femicide machine -- Under the narco sky. Horrorism -- The war we lost -- The neo-camelias -- The longest Sunday -- A network of holes -- Under the glare with Guillermo Fernández -- Under the narco sky -- Writing as we grieve, grieving as we write. Mourning -- Writing in migration : a desedimentation with Lina Meruane -- Writing as we grieve -- Writing against war -- The end of women's silence -- Touching is a verb : the hands of the pandemic and its inescapable questions -- Keep writing.
Subject: Rivera Garza, Cristina, 1964- > Translations into English.
Mexico > Social conditions > 21st century > Translations into English.
Rivera Garza, Cristina, 1964-
Social conditions.
Genre: Translations.

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