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Front Cover -- Title Page -- Half Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- A Note on the Use of Italic Type -- Dedication -- I. Listen to the voices in this breeze, your ancestors, the trees the river that remembers . . . -- This River Here -- There've always been rattlesnakes -- Survival Instructions: Summer, 103° -- Warning -- Wind -- City of Wings -- Aquí -- River Music -- Bongo Joe -- El Mercado -- Allí Por la Calle San Luís -- Fragile Flames -- San Antonio -- Our Abuelos, the Trees -- Seeds -- Feeding You -- II. The Mestizo Molcajete's Mezcla -- Both Sides of the Border -- De Volada Insurance, faster than a flying chancla -- San Anto's Mezcla Mágica -- What to Say to Your Chicano Lover of 25 Years -- Burying the Hatchet -- Spreading My Mexican Blood -- Threshhold -- At the Table of cariño -- Woman Weaving Words -- Angelina, Anastacia & Emma: A Trialogue of Place -- III. A Site to See Deep Time -- Witte Museum Calls a Meeting of Scholars and Artists to Discuss Deep Time in South Texas -- Sitting at the Ice House -- Big Red… and Barbacoa -- Something About the Clouds -- Mitote Spirits: Spurs Fans on the Streets -- Mission San José -- Searching for Mission San Jose -- La Llorona's Tattoo -- Counter Clock Wise -- Secret Laughter -- marked -- San Antonio is a Young Yanaguana Woman -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- About the Publisher -- Back Cover.
San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla captures her hometown-the city of her ancestors for the past three centuries-in poems that celebrate its history as a cosmopolitan multilingual cultural crossroads. Discover San Antonio's corazón in Tafolla's poetry, accompanied by historic and contemporary photographs that convey its enduring sense of place. A century ago, San Antonio gave Oscar Wilde "a thrill of strange pleasure." J. Frank Dobie claimed that "every Texan has two hometowns-his own and San Antonio," and Will Rogers declared it to be "one of the three unique cities of America." To Larry McMurtry, "San Antonio has kept an ambiance that all the rest of our cities lack." Carmen Tafolla calls forth the soul of this place-the holy home of the waters, called Yanaguana by los indios-and celebrates the many cultures that have made of it "un rebozo bordado de culturas y colores.".
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.