Book Discussion on Gritos: Essays

Mexican American novelist and short story writer Gilb discussed his latest book, Gritos, published by Grove/Atlantic. Mr. Gilb said that… 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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Austin, Texas, United States
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Aug 17, 2003
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2003

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  • Aug 17, 2003 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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