Frases de Tomás Rivera
Fecha de nacimiento: 22. Diciembre 1935
Fecha de muerte: 16. Mayo 1984
Tomás Rivera fue un autor, poeta y pedagogo chicano. De 1979 hasta su muerte en 1984, fue rector de Universidad de California en Riverside.
Como autor, a Rivera se le recuerda por su novela corta ...y no se lo tragó la tierra, un monólogo interior al estilo de William Faulkner.
Frases Tomás Rivera
Fuente: ... y no se lo tragó la tierra ... and the Earth Did Not Devour Him
„I wanted to document, somehow, the strength of those people that I had known . . . when the migrant worker was living without any kind of protection.“
On his novel . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra (as quoted in “Tomás Rivera: December 22, 1935–May 16, 1984” https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/tomas-rivera)
„…And I was only concerned about the migrant worker, the people I had known best. I had been a migrant worker. So I began to see that my role—if I want to call it that—would be to document that period of time, but giving it some kind of spiritual strength or spiritual history.“
On writing about migrant workers (as quoted in “CUANDO LLEGUEMOS/WHEN WE ARRIVE: THE PARADOX OF MIGRATION IN TOMAS RIVERA'S "... Y NO SE LO TRAGO LA TIERRA" https://www.jstor.org/stable/25745215?seq=1)
„When people asked what I wanted to be, I'd tell them a writer. They were surprised or indifferent. If people don't read, what is a writer?“
On his wanting to become a writer at an early age in " From Poverty to Power: The Inspiring Story of Tomas Rivera http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/778847/From-Poverty-to-Power-The-Inspiring-Story-of-Tomas-Rivera" (TeenInk)