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Inclou el nom: ACHY OBEJAS(EDITOR)

Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Lilithcat, taken at Printers Row Book Fair, 7 June 2008

Obres de Achy Obejas

Memory Mambo (1996) 159 exemplars
Days of Awe (2001) 137 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Havana Noir (2019) — Editor; Col·laborador — 75 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Ruins (2009) 66 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Tower of the Antilles (2017) 60 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Memory and Oblivion 6 exemplars
Immigrant Voices 21st Century Stories (2014) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Kimberle 1 exemplars
What Were You Thinking? (2002) 1 exemplars
Revolution Sunday 1 exemplars
Aguas y otros cuentos (2009) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Tentacle (2015) — Traductor, algunes edicions214 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Price of Paradise (2017) — Traductor, algunes edicions202 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) (2007) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (2017) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Chicago Noir (2005) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction (1999) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Mexico City Noir (2010) — Traductor, algunes edicions59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Second Person Queer: Who You Are (So Far) (2009) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Barcelona Noir (2011) — Traductor, algunes edicions39 exemplars
Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (2011) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Daughters of Latin America: An International Anthology of Writing by Latine Women (2023) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Sinister Wisdom 43/44: The 15th Anniversary Retrospective (1991) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast (2011) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Sinister Wisdom 16 (1981) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Sinister Wisdom 27 (1984) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing (2014) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Obejas, Achy
Data de naixement
Cuba (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Havana, Cuba
Llocs de residència
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Michigan City, Indiana, USA
Indiana University
Warren Wilson College (MFA|Creative Writing
Freelance writer
newspaper columnist
short story writer (mostra-les totes 7)
Premis i honors
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1986)
Biografia breu
Achy Obejas was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated with her parents to the USA at age six, after after the Cuban revolution. She grew up in Michigan City, Indiana, and attended Indiana University. In 1979, she moved to Chicago, where she worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader. She has also written for The Windy City Times, The Advocate, High Performance, and The Village Voice. She became a cultural writer for the Chicago Tribune in 1991. She has also been a freelance entertainment writer. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including Conditions, Revista Chicano-Rique, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. Her short stories have also been widely published in journals and anthologies. Her novels include We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? (1994) and Memory Mambo (1996). The Cuba of her imagination has appeared throughout her works, and she revisited Cuba at age 39. She has served as a writer-in-residence at Yaddo, Ragdale, the Virginia Center for the Arts, and the University of Hawaii. She is the Sor Juana visiting writer at DePaul University, a position she has held since 2006. She also writes a blog called Citylife: Adventures in Urban Living for Chicago Public Media.



I was disappointed. I've enjoyed other work by Objeas, particularly "Days of Awe" and "We Came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this?", but these short stories just didn't cut it for me.
lilithcat | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Sep 6, 2021 |
What a great collection - looking forward to reading more by all of these authors.
If I had to choose favorites they would be Diogenes by Pablo Helguera and The Science of Flight by Yiyun Li.
viviennestrauss | Jul 25, 2020 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
In these dreamlike stories of life in Cuba and America the sea always feels like it's within hearing distance. Or if it's not, as in landlocked, wintery stories like "Kimberle," then the atmosphere is almost something you can swim in: its air, light, claustrophobia. Thus, these stories constantly remind you of the physical, the way the body feels as it experiences the world. Wrapped within that miasmic cloud of human-ness, Obejas' characters, some in Cuba, some in America, others shuttling between, try to anchor themselves through books, through history, through human contact. I'm a fan of her work and she did not let me down here.… (més)
susanbooks | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Aug 29, 2018 |
I thought the subject matter of this book would grab me - I have been on a Spanish Inquisition kick lately. As I was reading I was convinced it was a memoir and kept forgiving the author her tangents, off topic threads, unbelievable coincidences, and highly unlikely episodes- after all it was a memoir right? Except that it isn't a memoir, and so the inconsistencies and other odd occurrences, random historical mentions, just annoyed me! I also was put off by the brief, tossed off mentions of important and/or interesting details - especially those relating to santeria, palo monte, the prenda judia. There is a glossary at the back, but there were mentions of these practices that were jarring and no explanation was offered.

Most of the characters were not well developed and their actions were often reprehensible without rational. The main character was someone I found unpleasant, selfish and annoying. Such a shame - this should have been an interesting book about a small group about which little is known.
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Rdra1962 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 1, 2018 |



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