The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes

The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes

Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga

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Widely considered one of the most important voices in the Chicano literary canon, José Antonio Burciaga was a pioneer who exposed inequities and cultural difficulties through humor, art, and deceptively simple prose. In this anthology and tribute, Mimi Gladstein and Daniel Chacón bring together dozens of remarkable examples of Burciaga's work. His work never demonstrates machismo or sexism, as he believed strongly that all Chicano voices are equally valuable.

Best known for his books Weedee Peepo , Drink Cultura , and Undocumented Love , Burciaga was also a poet, cartoonist, founding member of the comedy troupe Cultura Clash, and a talented muralist whose well-known work "The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes" became almost more famous than the man. This first and only collection of Burciaga's work features thirty-eight illustrations and incorporates previously unpublished essays and drawings, including selections from his manuscript The Temple Gang , a memoir he was writing at the time of his death. In addition, Gladstein and Chacón address Burciaga's importance to Chicano letters.

A joy to read, this rich compendium is an important contribution not only to Chicano literature but also to the preservation of the creative, spiritual, and political voice of a talented and passionate man.
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780816526628
0816526621
9780816526611
0816526613
Characteristics: x, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chacón, Daniel
Gladstein, Mimi Reisel

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