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Algonquin Books

Something to Declare: Essays

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Title: Something to Declare: Essays
Author: Alvarez, Julia
ISBN: 9781565121935
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published: 1998
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez offers two dozen personal essays about the two major (and interlocking) issues of her life -- growing up with one foot in each of two cultures, and writing. In 1960, when Alvarez was 10 years old, her father's participation in a failed coup attempt against Rafael Trujillo, the repressive dictator of the Dominican Republic, resulted in the family's self-imposed exile to New York City, where Dr. Alvarez set up a medical practice in the Bronx while his wife and four daughters set about the serious business of assimilation. That uprooting formed the thematic basis for two of Julia Alvarez's novels. Her father's revolutionary ties inspired the third, the story of one of Trujillo's most infamous atrocities. "Something To Declare" is about the influences those experiences have had on her work, and about the practical lessons she's learned on her way to becoming the internationally acclaimed writer she now is.