The year of our revolution

The year of our revolution

  • Author: Ortiz Cofer, Judith
  • Publisher: Arte Público Press
  • ISBN: 9781558852242
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781611925661
  • Place of publication:  Houston , United States
  • Year of publication: 1998
  • Pages: 116

Shimmering fragments of poetry, fiction, fable, and essay reflect a kaleidoscopic vision of burgeoning adulthood as seen through the eyes of the young protagonists in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s award-winning collection, The Year of Our Revolution.
Among the memorable heroines to emerge from this landmark collection is María Elenita, aka Mary Ellen. As she embarks upon the journey from innocent adolescence to young womanhood, her imagination moves from thoughts of school and Supergirl to dreams of rock music, rebellion and first love. Donning the uniform of the opposition— tie-dyed t-shirts, Indian headbands and noisy jewelry with the aroma of patchouli incense wafting about her, Mary Ellen mounts her season of insurgency during which she awakens to sensuality with her “boy-poet” Gerald and the “soldier-boy” Pito. Ultimately she learns that, even in America, the land of the free, there is always a price to be paid for love.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Origen
  • Volar
  • The meaning of el amor
  • Vida
  • Fulana
  • Kennedy in the Barrio
  • Lost relatives
  • Gravity
  • They say
  • Mamacita
  • First love
  • Making love in spanish, circa 1969
  • The year of our revolution
  • María Sabida
  • So much for mañana
  • El olvido
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgments


By subscribing, you accept our Privacy Policy