El feliz ingenio neomexicano
Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa
El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author. Journalist and author Felipe M. Chacón, part of a distinguished and active family of nuevomexicano authors, published the book in 1924. El feliz ingenio neomexicano (that "inspired New Mexican wit") reestablishes Chacón's work and his reputation by making the text widely available to readers for the first time in nearly a century. With Nogar and Meléndez's excellent translation of the text, this bilingual volume offers access to both English and Spanish editions for scholars and students from a variety of disciplines. Additionally, the in-depth introduction and appendix materials gathered by the editors place Chacón's book in the context of the time in which it was printed, offering a unique insight into the work. A welcome volume for scholars and literature lovers alike, El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a groundbreaking work of literary recuperation.
El feliz ingenio neomexicano is an important and beautiful recovery not only of one man's captivating literary contribution, but also of its significance within the pivotal time and tumultuous world of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century US Southwest.'--Anita Huizar-Hernández, author of Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West
This book shines a light on the fascinating life and literary works of Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, a fearless journalist and poet writing at the crossroads between tradition and modernity, local and global politics, and Spanish and English languages.'--John M. Nieto-Phillips, author of The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American Identity in New Mexico, 1880s-1930s
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