Book Discussion on Gritos: Essays
Mexican American novelist and short story writer Gilb discussed his latest book, Gritos, published by Grove/Atlantic. Mr. Gilb… read more
Mexican American novelist and short story writer Gilb discussed his latest book, Gritos, published by Grove/Atlantic. Mr. Gilb said that gritos are the spontaneous shouts made by mariachis during songs. The book is a collection of nonfiction essays with themes that reflect the experiences of working class Chicanos, ranging from cockfighting to fatherhood, racism to his experiences teaching creative writing. During his presentation, he read three essays from his collection and answered questions from the audience members.
Mr. Gilb teaches at Southwest Texas State University. He received the 1993 PEN/Hemingway award for The Magic of Blood. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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