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Jan 20 2010

Klail City Death Trip Hinojosa narrative works are part of a long series, known as Klail City Death Trip ( “The Journey of the death of Klail City”), which portrays the lives of Chicanos in the fictional town of Klail City, County Belken (based on the author’s home county, that of Hidalgo), an imaginary space that has been compared to Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County and other fictional places the Latin American novel as Macondo ( Marquez) or Comala (Rulfo). Location in the state of Texas in Mercedes, the author’s home town in the county of Hidalgo County Belken inspiration. The four southernmost counties of Texas make up the area known as Rio Grande Valley, or simply “The Valley”. Klail City is a small population of agricultural economics in 9624 inhabitants, named Rufus T. Klail, a rancher whose family has dominated the county since the early twentieth century. In the county, housing several families of Mexican origin, as Buenrostro, who wrested the land Klail.The main action of the series takes place between the 1930s and 1990s. The two most important are two cousins, Rafa Buenrostro and Jehu Malacara, but the total number of characters, as their students, exceeded a thousand. The series so far consists of twelve novels, Estampas del Valle and other works (1973), Klail City and its surroundings (1976), Korean Love Songs (1978), Mi querido Rafa (1981), Rites and Witnesses (1982), Partners in Crime: A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery (1985), Claros varones Belken (1986), Klail City (1987), Becky And Her Friends (1990), The Useless Servants (1993), Ask a Policeman: A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery (1998) and We Happy Few (2006). Four of the novels were originally written in Castilian (the last, Claros varones Belken in 1986), and the rest in English.However, some authors extended the list, as they believe the translations by the author as almost independent works . Klail City is already in the first story published by Hinojosa, “For those things,” which appeared in the magazine The Scream in 1972. In the story, which recounts the murder of one by Baldemar Cordero Ernesto Tamez, Hinojosa combines Spanish and English. This story was later incorporated to the first novel in the series, Estampas del Valle and other works (1973) , which focuses on children in the two aforementioned players, but it is a novel complex construction that includes a very heterogeneous material (monologues, newspaper, etc.).Then in 1983, the author translated the novel into English, published under the title The Valley with some changes. Jamie Tisch The second installment in the saga, Klail City and its environs, was awarded the Prize in 1976 Casa de las Americas, which was an important international recognition of Hinojosa’s work, published in Cuba next year was released in the U.S. with a new title, genre and portraits (1977), alluding to the works of Fernan Perez de Guzman . Jamie Tisch Korean Love Songs (1978) was originally written in English and consists of several poems in which Rafa Buenrostro recounts his experiences as a soldier in the Korean War. The next novel was Mi querido Rafa (1981), divided into two parts, of which the first is written in epistolary form, with letters of Jehu, who is now an important post at the First National City Bank Klail to his friend Rafa .The second part refers to a later time, Jehu has resigned from his post, and another character to interview twenty-one members of the community to ascertain the reasons for his resignation. Then came Rites and Witnesses (1982), also written in English, in which two alternating narrative lines: Rafa in the Korean War and the script of a soap opera located in Belk. In 1985 Hinojosa tried a more conventional writing with Partners in Crime, athriller about the murder of a county district attorney Belken and several Mexicans at a local bar, which is being investigated by police on both sides of the border. In this novel are also Jehu and Rafa, who has become a police lieutenant. In Claros varones Belken (1986), the last to appear first in Spanish, Jehu characters reappear and Rafa for his experience in Korea, studying at the University of Texas at Austin and its beginnings as high school teachers.The novel’s title is a reference to the Book of the illustrious men of Castile (1486) of Hernando del Pulgar. Ask a Policeman (1998), a thriller along the lines of Partners in Crime, explores family betrayals in drug trafficking at the border between Mexico and the United States. The latest book in the series so far is We Happy Few (2006), which develops in a university environment. It has been suggested that the relationship with Hinojosa’s fiction with generic models of Spanish literature as the picaresque novel.

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