Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature, by Cristina García
morbid_swither's review against another edition
Not the best anthology. Containing some exceptional and awesome entries for sure! I’m displeased by the number of instances long fictional prose works are excerpted. I also wished for this to shed more light into the obscure and onto the untranslated, but found it to be just a tad essentialist and remediate, with major poets really underrepresented, furthermore the poets who did find their way into this Reader got way too few pages commuted to them. What made this worth a read were the short stories, namely: “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldúa and “Hagiography of the Apostate” by Ignacio Padilla.