First Laugh: Essays, 2000-2009 (Paperback)Margaret Randall (author)
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First Laugh invites readers to ponder the role of race and racism in the 2008 presidential election; the nature of repressed memory in understanding oneself; the place of poetry in social change; the efforts of Pueblo Indians to earn historical recompense for Spanish colonialist atrocity and subsequent abuse; and the bonds of intimacy and shared political conviction that sustain family and friendship. Over the course of her life, Margaret Randall has found herself with the abstract expressionists of the 1950s, the activists of the 1968 Mexican student movement, the Cuban revolutionaries of the 1970s, the North Vietnamese during the last years of the U.S. war, and the Sandinistas. It is our privilege to have her among us now, documenting moments at once personal and universal and showing us new ways to see.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
"These essays come to us from the American Southwest, a terrain of rock, sand, and here and there a tree whose roots have found water. Margaret Randall is herself a weather-beaten survivor of revolutionary upsurge in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua. She looks out across the American desert from a place that is close to the heart of reality."-Staughton Lynd, coauthor of Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together -- Staughton Lynd
"Randall is a sincere, poetic, and compelling narrator, and her latest collection offers something for everyone."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
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