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Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Mexican Writer Cristina Rivera Garza

November 1
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Room N-793, 199 Chambers Street

Meet Cristina Rivera Garza--award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, activist--whose novel, The Iliac Crest, has just been published in English translation by The Feminist Press.

About The Iliac Crest:
"Rivera Garza’s taut language drives the mystery forward, and she plays cleverly with the literary and political histories of Mexico, the importance of queer visibility, and the silencing of female authorship. An existential gothic tale about the high stakes of understanding—and accepting—the self." —Kirkus Reviews

“An intelligent, beautiful story about bodies disguised as a story about language disguised as a story about night terrors. Cristina Rivera Garza does not respect what is expected of a writer, of a novel, of language. She is an agitator.” —Yuri Herrera, author of Kingdom Cons

“Warning: Cristina Rivera Garza is an explosive writer yet to be fully accounted for in English. She is an insubordinate stylist, a skilled creator of atmospheric and haunting language, and The Iliac Crest is a willfully queer piece where the workings of her wild imagination destabilize everything.” —Lina Meruane, author of Seeing Red

Discussion and Q & A
The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

 

For more information contact Professor Margaret Carson mcarson@bmcc.cuny.edu.

 

See the complete list of Hispanic Heritage Month events at BMCC.

 

 

 

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