Higher Education

Cajas de cartón, 1st Edition

  • Francisco Jiménez Santa Clara University
  • Introduction by Luis Leal University of California, Santa Barbara
  • ISBN-10: 0395955815  |  ISBN-13: 9780395955819
  • 144 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75



Cajas de cartón is the first title in the literary series Nuestra visión: U.S. Latino Literature, which features original works by Latino authors living and working in the United States. This work is the Spanish version of the author's award-winning collection of stories, The Circuit. Jiménez' 12 independent but intertwined short stories chronicle the experiences of a Mexican-American family of migrant farm laborers, as narrated by one of the children, Panchito. Unlike many readers for this level, which anthologize standard works, this book presents authentic, outstanding literature and themes that are highly relevant to native Spanish speakers in the U.S.

Table of Contents

Bajo la alambrada
De dentro hacia afuera
Un milagro en Tent City
El ángel de oro
El aguinaldo
Muerte perdonada
El costal de algodón
Cajas de cartón
El juego de la patada
Tener y retener
Peregrinos inmóviles