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Young pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new ideas Richard's struggle to achieve adulthood as. it was a nice book because it was showing what the chicanosmexicans want to do to change how people look at usHe came out the struggle just any other chicano bu at the end we had to show who we were really are Oil Painting intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new Putins Russia ideas Richard's struggle to achieve adulthood as. Seducida (Esclava victoriana, it was a nice book because Essential Juices and Smoothies it was showing what the chicanosmexicans want to do to change how people look at usHe came out the struggle just any other chicano bu at the end we had to show who we were really are

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Pocho By José Antonio Villareal

A young man influenced by two worlds reveals both the uniueness of the Mexican American experiences and its common ties with the struggles of all Americans whatever their pa. Note This is a lengthy analysis of Pocho originally written for my college class LynThe 1959 novel Pocho by Jos Antonio Villarreal is an insightful cultural exposition told primarily from the vantage point of Richard Rubio the coming of age son of immigrant Mexican parents who eventually settle in Santa Clara California after many seasons of migrant farm work Although fiction the story likely mirrors some of the experiences of the author who was born to migrant laborers in Los Angeles in 1924 and was himself a pocho a child of the depression era Mexican American transition I am a Pocho he said and we speak like this because here in California we make Castilian words out of English words p 165Such a journey was a difficult one for the transition from the culture of the old world to that of the new world should never have been attempted in one generation p 135 and Villarreal nicely employs a cross cultural bildungsroman to explore a diversity of related themesAmong the most prominent are strains of racismclassism belonging and dislocation death and meaning and self identity and sexual awakening In a slim 187 pages the author competently weaves social commentary via the seemingly innocent adolescent perspective into a moving narrative that only occasionally veers toward the pedanticSome Themes ExploredRichard s father Juan Rubio is proud to be a Mexican and resents the Spanish people whom he identifies as oppressors although Juan is clearly of Spanish descent since he had fair skin and blue gray eyes p 1 He explains to his son who exclaims in response to his father s prejudice But all your friends are Spanish p 99That is all there is here said Juan Rubio but these people are different they are also from the lower class although some of them take on airs here They are people who were stepped on much the same as we were in our country That is the wonder of this country of yours my son All the people who are pushed around in the rest of the world come here because here they can maybe push someone else around There is something in people put there only to make them forget what was done to them in other times so that they can turn around and do the same thing to other peopleIt is not in retribution because they remember they were once mistreated my son it is because they forget p 99 100Another response to this clash of cultures is the emergence of the zootsuiters a lost race p149 generation filled with anger and frustration over their uncertain place in society But Richard is fascinated by their strangeness and attended their dances and fiestas as part of his journey of self discoveryThey had a burning contempt for people of different ancestry whom they called Americans and a marked hauteur toward Mexico and toward their parents for their old country ways The former feeling came from a sense of inferiority that is a prominent characteristic in any Mexican reared in southern California and the latter was an inexplicable compensation for that feeling They needed to feel superior to something which is a natural thing The result was that they attempted to segregate themselves from both their cultures and became truly a lost race p 149In addition to exploring these expansive ideas on class status and cultural identity Pocho works on a very personal level giving the reader insight into the mind of a maturing young man With regard to self identity and throwing off his Catholic upbringing Richard states with some ironyThere are but three things that I can say I have learned for myself First I know that one should never discuss matters of sex with one s parents Second one should not on penalty of going to Hell discuss religion with the priests And last one should not ask uestions on history of the teachers or one will be kept in after school he said I do not find it in me to understand why it is this way p 85 86Author Jos Antonio Villarreal has a dry sense of humor and as mentioned above does a marvelous job weaving bits of wry commentary throughout the novel Another fun uote is when Richard s sister Luz demonstrates her own prejudice for the newly arrived and darker skinned Mexicans Well they ain t got nuthin and they don t even talk good English p 148Like Villarreal I m a native Californian but not Mexican American I was raised during the C sar Ch vez years in a small farming town which saw its fair share of migrant worker strikes and labor unrest It was a difficult era for whites to understand Now 50 years after the novel was first written and a lifetime removed from my upbringing I find the story still relevant It s an intriguing narrative and helpful in capturing the double consciousness that many of my Mexican American friends that I grew up with lived with as a matter of courseAbout the BookPocho was likely the first Mexican American novel released by a major publisher and is considered the first of or at least a precursor to what is now called Chicano literature It s not a perfect story the POV changes from father to son on occasion the life lessons can seem a bit heavy handed at times and is in my opinion overly concerned with sexuality Still it s a mature read and lends itself well for discussion at a college level or possibly an advanced high school class if taught appropriatelyOriginally an Anchor Book published by Doubleday in 1959 Pocho is still available through Anchor Books now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group a division of Random House Although it s cheaper to buy used at I give it a 7 out of 10 Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy, influenced by two worlds reveals both the uniueness of the Mexican American experiences and The Dwarfs of Arthurian Romance and Celtic tradition its common ties with the struggles of all Americans whatever their pa. 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Evolved, in the rest of the world come here because here they can maybe push someone else around There The Token Wife is something The Innocents Surrender in people put there only to make them forget what was done to them The Midwife in other times so that they can turn around and do the same thing to other peopleIt Ogled o sljepoći is not The Surrendered in retribution because they remember they were once mistreated my son Falling (Fading, it Perdido (Los lobos de Mercy Falls, is because they forget p 99 100Another response to this clash of cultures Rise of Heroes (Maskes, is the emergence of the zootsuiters a lost race p149 generation filled with anger and frustration over their uncertain place The Three Fat Women of Antibes and Gigolo and Gigolette in society But Richard Un amor fora ciutat is fascinated by their strangeness and attended their dances and fiestas as part of his journey of self discoveryThey had a burning contempt for people of different ancestry whom they called 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should never discuss matters of sex with one s parents Second one should not on penalty of going to Hell discuss religion with the priests And last one should not ask uestions on history of the teachers or one will be kept Journey Into Darkness in after school he said I do not find Bible Enlightened in me to understand why For Members Only it About a Girl is this way p 85 86Author Jos Antonio Villarreal has a dry sense of humor and as mentioned above does a marvelous job weaving bits of wry commentary throughout the novel Another fun uote Über ein Mädchen is when Richard s sister Luz demonstrates her own prejudice for the newly arrived and darker skinned Mexicans Well they ain t got nuthin and they don t even talk good English p 148Like Villarreal I m a native Californian but not Mexican American I was raised during the C sar Ch vez years Hero in a small farming town which saw TELEVISION, REALIZACIÓN Y LENGUAJE AUDIOVISUAL, 3ª EDICIÓN its fair share of migrant worker strikes and labor unrest It was a difficult era for whites to understand Now 50 years after the novel was first written and a lifetime removed from my upbringing I find the story still relevant It s an Blind Aphrodite intriguing narrative and helpful A Fate Worse Than Death and More Fright with a Bite in capturing the double consciousness that many of my Mexican American friends that I grew up with lived with as a matter of courseAbout the BookPocho was likely the first Mexican American novel released by a major publisher and Ascent of Woman is considered the first of or at least a precursor to what ANATOMÍA DEL ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA FUERZA CON EL PROPIO PESO CORPORAL (En Forma (tutor)) is now called Chicano literature It s not a perfect story the POV changes from father to son on occasion the life lessons can seem a bit heavy handed at times and Primal Island: A Bimbo Harem Adventure is Meu Pé de Laranja Lima in my opinion overly concerned with sexuality Still La primera reina tolteca it s a mature read and lends Disaster and Resistance if taught appropriatelyOriginally an Anchor Book published by Doubleday Continental Contract (The Executioner, in 1959 Pocho Stories Of My Creation is still available through Anchor Books now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group a division of Random House Although Fated (Baals Heart, it s cheaper to buy used at I give Alinka - Unikurkialan tarinoita it a 7 out of 10

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Villarreal illuminates here the world of pochos Americans whose parents come to the United States from Mexico Set in Depression era California the novel focuses on Richard a. Rated 35 My first time reading from this author There was a lot that went on in this story with a Mexican family but especially a young boy that sees everything going on through his family but also the people around him A good story


10 thoughts on “Pocho By José Antonio Villareal

  1. says:

    Rated 35 My first time reading from this aut

  2. says:

    A serendipitous find one of my very best More than ever I am implicitly trusting my instincts these days when it comes to discovering new books good books What else can possibly explain my finger stopping on this title while browsi

  3. says:

    WHAT is this book? It starts like Bless Me Última or a Mexican American Last Picture Show a funny serious tale of a smarter than average outsider boy who comes of age in an isolated town in a moment of exceptional

  4. says:

    Pocho was a little journey through American Mexican history But for such a little book too much was packed into it The character stories were disintegrated It started out with Pocho's dad and his lover and then it suddenly jumped to his life with his wife and the birth of Pocho And since the author tried to cov

  5. says:

    This was a random find I bought at a used book store and I have to say this wasn’t what I expectedThere were some scenes that were fantastic in understanding the oppression of Mexicans who want a better life and other scenes I unf

  6. says:

    it was a nice book because it was showing what the chicanosmexicans want to do to change how people look at usHe came out the struggle just any other chicano bu at the end we had to show who we were really are

  7. says:

    Note This is a lengthy analysis of Pocho originally written for my college class LynThe 1959 novel Pocho by José Antonio Villarreal is an insightful cultural exposition told primarily from the vantage point of Richard Rubio the coming of age son of immigrant Mexican parents who eventually settle in Santa Clara

  8. says:

    Idk whether to give this five stars cause it made me laugh so much or 1 star because it’s garbage

  9. says:

    25 stars? There were parts of it that I really enjoyed and were wonderfully written But there are times I didn't uite understand the point of Richard's story It's written in vignettes You see short episodes of Richard's life as he's growing up but some things don't uite connect with others It's like things just WERE and sad to say I'm just not a huge fan of that kind of writing Plus I HATED the way he treated Zelda I

  10. says:

    The book “Pocho” by Jose Antonio Villarreal is a well written novel that mainly portrays the hardships a kid of immigrant parents Richard faces on his journey to self discovery Being born an American from a Mexican background created these social expectations he was expected to adhere to This created an internal conflict of tradition vs oneself within Richard as he tried to discover his true identity Growing up Richard always struggle

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