Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of ...

Author: Oscar Zeta Acosta

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307831675

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic-American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.
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The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Most famously depicted as the 300-pound, pill-popping Samoan attorney in Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta's wild, moving first book, originally published in 1972, reveals a man of astonishing variety.

Author: OSCAR 'ZETA'. STAVANS ACOSTA (ILAN.)

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ISBN: 1910691305

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Most famously depicted as the 300-pound, pill-popping Samoan attorney in Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta's wild, moving first book, originally published in 1972, reveals a man of astonishing variety. A converted Baptist missionary in Panama, bar hopper, psychiatric patient, struggling writer, heartbroken lover, great imposter, connoisseur of excess, Chicano activist, Brown Buffalo - Acosta did it all, then disappeared like a puff of smoke off the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico in the spring of 1974.
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Bodies Out of Bounds

5 Oscar Zeta Acosta's Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo A Fat Man's Recipe for Chicano Revolution MARCIA CHAMBERLAIN Face it : some recipes go over better than others . Susan Leonardi writes that “ the root of recipe — the Latin recipere ...

Author: Jana Evans Braziel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520225856

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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"This is an exceptional collection—the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides."—Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America ". . . A valuable contribution to scholarly debates on the place of excessive bodies in contemporary culture. This book promises to enrich all areas of inquiry related to the politics of bodies."—Carole Spitzack, author of Confessing Excess: Women and the Politics of Body Reduction "This anthology includes a wide range of perceptive and original essays, which explore and analyze the underlying ideologies that have made fat "incorrect." Echoing the spirit of the nineteenth-century adage about children who should be neither seen nor heard, some of the authors powerfully remind us that we keep "bodies out of bound" silenced and unseen-unless, of course, we need to peek at the comic or grotesque."—Raquel Salgado Scherr, co-author of Face Value: The Politics of Beauty "Through textual analyses, video/film analyses, television theory, and literary theory, this collection demonstrates the various ways in which dominant representations of fat and corpulence have been both demonized and rendered invisible. . . . This volume will be a crucial corollary to work on the tyranny of slenderness; a collection of different perspectives on the fat body is sorely missing in women's studies, communication, and media studies."—Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity
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Chicano Narrative

Rather , his characters are fundamentally rooted in the stuff of South Texas social and economic history , lived out as ... The first of these books , The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo ( 1972 ) , tells of the transformation of Dr.

Author: Ramón Saldívar

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299124746

Category: Literary Criticism

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An examination of representative aspects of Mexican-American narrative forms including the novel, short story, narrative verse and autobiography. It includes studies of works from Americo Parades' With His Pistol in His Hand to more recent work by women like Sandra Cisneros and Cherrie Moraga.
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Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Andy Clausen and Kurt Hemmer Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, The Oscar Zeta Acosta (1972) In this first of his two first-person Chicano memoirs, the persona assumed by oscar zeta acosta bows in with a suitably Beat gesture of self- ...

Author: Kurt Hemmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109084

Category: American literature

Page: 414

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Discusses the literary works and great authors of the Beat Generation.
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Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes

In his The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and The Revolt of the Cockroach People, Acosta represents the homosexual as the evil, threatening other — the individual who threatens his masculinity and his status.

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313284793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 495

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Homoerotic themes and undercurrents in Latin American literary works have been largely ignored. This reference explores the importance of gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature by providing entries for more than a hundred authors. Each entry assesses and analyzes homoerotic elements in the work of a particular author and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary material. Entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use.
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Arturo Islas

Oscar Zeta Acosta's The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo goes in the first direction ; Rudolfo Anaya in Bless Me , Ultima takes the second . The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo " But what about me ? " is the central and persistent ...

Author: Arturo Islas

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 1611920647

Category: Electronic books

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Aldama (English, University of Colorado) presents unpublished short fiction, poetry, and essays by Islas (1938-1991), a gay Chicano writer best known for his novels The Rain God and Migrant Souls. An introduction discusses Islas' poetic form and narrative technique and his place in Chicano literature, and a chronology outlines major events in his life. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Chicano Folklore

He could also be fully immersed in la vida loca as described by Luis Rodriguez in his book , Always Running , and by Oscar Zeta Acosta in The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo . In the novel The Road to Tamazunchale , Ron Arias creates a ...

Author: Rafaela Castro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195146395

Category: Fiction

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A comprehensive overview of the folktales, traditions, rituals, and religious practices of Mexican Americans.
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