Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

Motorcycle ride on the sea of tranquility / Patricia Santana. p. cm. ISBN 0-8263-2435-5 (alk. paper) 1. Mexican American families—Fiction. 2. Vietnamese Conflict, 1961–1975—Veterans—Fiction. 3. Post-traumatic stress disorder—Fiction. 4.

Author: Patricia Santana

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826324375

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans. "A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya "Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War
Categories: Fiction

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults

Patricia Santana deals with a unique form of mental illness in Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility (2003), in which a teenage girl's beloved brother returns mentally damaged from the Vietnam War. Books about addiction and other ...

Author: Holly Koelling

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935699

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ends of Assimilation

Ends of Assimilation

... 63, 233n11 Sanborn, Geoffrey, 135–6, 141 Sanchez, George J., 36–7 Sánchez, Ricardo, 25–6, 155, 176–8 Sánchez, Rosaura, 27, 101 Sandoval, Chela, 168 Santana, Patricia Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility 199–204 Schmidt Camacho, ...

Author: John Alba Cutler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190210137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Ends of Assimilation examines how Chicano literature imagines the conditions and costs of cultural change, arguing that its thematic preoccupation with assimilation illuminates the function of literature. John Alba Cutler shows how mid-century sociologists advanced a model of assimilation that ignored the interlinking of race, gender, and sexuality and characterized American culture as homogeneous, stable, and exceptional. He demonstrates how Chicano literary works from the postwar period to the present understand culture as dynamic and self-consciously promote literature as a medium for influencing the direction of cultural change. With original analyses of works by canonical and noncanonical writers--from Américo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, and Jimmy Santiago Baca to Estela Portillo Trambley, Alfredo Véa, and Patricia Santana--Ends of Assimilation demands that we reevaluate assimilation, literature, and the very language we use to talk about culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Chicano Latino Literary Prize

The Chicano Latino Literary Prize

Motorcycle. Ride. on. the. Sea. of. Tranquility. (excerpt) CHAPTER 6 The screech of burning rubber, the inevitable hard crash of metal colliding. The first one on Conifer Street to hear these sounds and make it to the telephone dialed ...

Author: Stephanie Fetta

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611923032

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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ñDavid is mine!î Mrs. Renteria shouts out to her neighbors gathered about the dead but handsome young man found in the dry riverbed next to their homes in a Los Angeles barrio. ñDavid?î Tiburcio asked. ñSince when is his name David? He looks to me more like a ƒî Tiburcio glanced at the manÍs face, ñƒ a Luis.î Mrs. RenteriaÍs neighbors call out a litany of names that better suit the mysterious corpse: Roberto, Antonio, Henry, Enrique, Miguel, Roy, Rafael. The very first winner of the Chicano / Latino Literary Prize in 1974, Ron AriasÍ ñThe Wetbackî uses dark humor to reflect on the appearance of a dead brown man in their midst. This landmark collection of prize-winning fiction, poetry, and drama paints a historical and aesthetic panorama of Chicana/o and Latina/o letters over a twenty-five-year period beginning in 1974 and ending in 1999. Most, but not all, of the winning entries are featured in this anthology, which also includes second- and third-place winners, as well as honorable mentions. Now entering its thirty-first year, the award has recognized a wide variety of writers, from established ones such as Juan Felipe Herrera, Michael Nava, and Helena Maria Viramontes, to those that are lesser known. Many of the pieces in this anthology are considered to be foundational texts of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature, and those that are not as widely recognized deserve more serious study and attention. Presented in chronological order, the selected writings are primarily in English, although some are written in Spanish, and others in Spanglish. Some, like Francisco X. AlarconÍs poem ñRaices / Roots,î appear in both languages: ñMis raices / las cargo / siempre / conmigo / enrolladas / me sirven / de almohada.î ñI carry / my roots / with me / all the time / rolled up / I use them / as my pillow.î In addition to the diverse array of authors, styles, and genres, the works included in this collection cover a wide range of themes, from more political issues of ethnic, gender, and class.
Categories: Literary Collections

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature

... Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility, a text that centers the narrative around the Chicana protagonist, Yolanda Sahagún, as she psychologically and emotionally struggles with the return of her Vietnam veteran brother, Chuy, ...

Author: Cristina Herrera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000091946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature analyzes novels by the acclaimed Chicana YA writers Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández, Isabel Quintero, Ashley Hope Pérez, Erika Sánchez, Guadalupe García McCall, and Patricia Santana. Combining the term "Chicana" with "nerd," Dr. Herrera coins the term "ChicaNerd" to argue how the young women protagonists in these novels voice astute observations of their identities as nonwhite teenagers, specifically through a lens of nerdiness—a reclamation of brown girl self-love for being a nerd. In analyzing these ChicaNerds, the volume examines the reclamation and powerful acceptance of one’s nerdy Chicana self. While popular culture and mainstream media have shaped the well-known figure of the nerd as synonymous with white maleness, Chicana YA literature subverts the nerd stereotype through its negation of this identity as always white and male. These ChicaNerds unite their burgeoning sociopolitical consciousness as young nonwhite girls with their "nerdy" traits of bookishness, math and literary intelligence, poetic talents, and love of learning. Combining the sociopolitical consciousness of Chicanisma with one aligned to the well-known image of the "nerd," ChicaNerds learn to navigate the many complicated layers of coming to an empowered declaration of themselves as smart Chicanas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries

Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries

Mosher, Howard Frank 1 Most Splendid Failure, The 1 Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility 1 Moveable Feast, A 1,2 Mukherjee, Bharati 1 Murphy, Gretchen 1 My Ántonia 1,2,3,4,5,6 My Wicked, Wicked Ways 1 Nabokov, Vladimir 1, 2, 3, 4, ...

Author: Timo Müller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110422542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 469

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Increasing specialization within the discipline of English and American Studies has shifted the focus of scholarly discussion toward theoretical reflection and cultural contexts. These developments have benefitted the discipline in more ways than one, but they have also resulted in a certain neglect of close reading. As a result, students and researchers interested in such material are forced to turn to scholarship from the 1960s and 1970s, much of which relies on dated methodological and ideological presuppositions. The handbook aims to fill this gap by providing new readings of texts that figure prominently in the literature classroom and in scholarly debate − from James’s The Ambassadors to McCarthy’s The Road. These readings do not revert naively to a time “before theory.” Instead, they distil the insights of literary and cultural theory into concise introductions to the historical background, the themes, the formal strategies, and the reception of influential literary texts, and they do so in a jargon-free language accessible to readers on all levels of qualification.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ethnic American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

Ethnic American Literature  An Encyclopedia for Students

... Nash Candelaria's Memories of the Alhambra (1977), Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street (1984), Arturo Islas's The Rain God (1984), and Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility (2002); these writers, ...

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

View: 352

Unlike any other book of its kind, this volume celebrates published works from a broad range of American ethnic groups not often featured in the typical canon of literature. • Highlights the most important print and electronic resources on multicultural literature through a detailed bibliography • Features entries from 50 contributors, all of whom are experts in their fields • Includes cultural works not often highlighted in traditional textbooks, such as Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chicano and Chicana Literature

Chicano and Chicana Literature

Viaje / Trip . Providence , RI : Hellcoal Press . 1980. Un Trip through the Mind Jail y Otras Excursiones . San Francisco : Editorial y Pocho - Ché . Sánchez , Marta Ester ... Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility. Works Consulted 211.

Author: Charles M. Tatum

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816549986

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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The literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Southwest has its origins in a harsh frontier environment marked by episodes of intense cultural conflict, and much of the literature seeks to capture the epic experiences of conquest and settlement. The Chicano literary canon has evolved rapidly over four centuries to become one of the most dynamic, growing, and vital parts of what we know as contemporary U.S. literature. In this comprehensive examination of Chicano and Chicana literature, Charles M. Tatum brings a new and refreshing perspective to the ethnic identity of Mexican Americans. From the earliest sixteenth-century chronicles of the Spanish Period, to the poetry and narrative fiction of the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, and then to the flowering of all literary genres in the post–Chicano Movement years, Chicano/a literature amply reflects the hopes and aspirations as well as the frustrations and disillusionments of an often marginalized population. Exploring the work of Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Luis Alberto Urrea, and many more, Tatum examines the important social, historical, and cultural contexts in which the writing evolved, paying special attention to the Chicano Movement and the flourishing of literary texts during the 1960s and early 1970s. Chapters provide an overview of the most important theoretical and critical approaches employed by scholars over the past forty years and survey the major trends and themes in contemporary autobiography, memoir, fiction, and poetry. The most complete and up-to-date introduction to Chicana/o literature available, this book will be an ideal reference for scholars of Hispanic and American literature. Discussion questions and suggested reading included at the end of each chapter are especially suited for classroom use.
Categories: Social Science

Bibliographic Guide to Chicana and Latina Narrative

Bibliographic Guide to Chicana and Latina Narrative

Sandoval, Lynda A Short Trip Home: A R4. Dreaming of You/Soñando contigo: N S4. Look of Love/Miradas de amor: N S4.1. Thief of Hearts: N S4.2. Santana, Inez Monica: ATI. Santana, Patricia Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility: N S5.

Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313319877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of narrative work published by Chicana and Latina authors in the past 5 to 10 years with little attempt to catalog this material. This reference provides convenient access to all forms of narrative written by Chicana and Latina authors from the early 1940s through 2002. It covers more than 2,750 short stories, novels, novel excerpts, and autobiographies written by some 600 Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, and Nuyorican women authors. The items are listed in five indexes, and short annotations are provided for the anthologies, novels, and autobiographies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bodies at War

Bodies at War

... for a Brown Angel (2002), Norma Cantú's Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera (1997), Helena María Viramontes's Their Dogs Came with Them (2008), and Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility (2004).

Author: Belinda Linn Rincón

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816535859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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The book examines the rise of neoliberal militarism from the early 1970s to the present and its destructive impact on democratic practices, economic policies, notions of citizenship, race relations, and gender norms by focusing on how these changes affect the Chicana community and cultural production--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism