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Something to Declare: Essays and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by: Something to Declare: Essays on France is one of the most misleading titles you could have had for this book. Starts out decent enough with an very endearing essay on the love-hate you have for France as a Brit in his trademark wit and prose/5. The rich and revealing essays in Something to Declare offer Julia Alvarez's dual meditations on coming to America and becoming a writer. In the first section, "Customs," Alvarez relates how she and her family fled the Dominican Republic and its oppressive dictator, Rafael Trujillo, settling in New York City in the s. In Something to Declare Julia Alvarez give us rich insights into the process of being a writer and living the full but difficult life of a bi-cultural citizen. Her book helped me a lot to understand my dual citizenship, but also it helped me to deal with the voices that fill my mind in at least two languages/5(5).
Good Lesbian Travel Writing. Author: Gillian Kendall; Publisher: Terrace Books ISBN: Category: Travel Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Editor Gillian Kendall has brought together in Something to Declare a collection of impressionistic, literary travel essays that explore the sense of place and the pull of wanderlust, and reveal what happens . SOMETHING TO DECLARE offers an extraordinary collection of essays that deal with the two big issues of Alvarez's life--growing up with one foot in each culture and writing. The twelve essays that make up "Customs," the first of two parts, examine the specific effects of exile on this writer/5(2). You don't have to read the essays in Something to Declare, Julia Alvarez's first book of nonfiction, in any particular order. Each essay stands perfectly well on its own. Each essay stands perfectly well on its own. Something to Declare is so titled because Alvarez, in answering questions from audiences she has addressed throughout the country, boiled the questions down essentially to .
The Paperback of the Something to Declare: Essays by Julia Alvarez at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more!Brand: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Something to Declare is divided into two parts: Customs, and Declarations. Why do you think she structured the book in this way? How are the two sections different from each other, and in what ways do they work together? 2. A novelist, poet, and essayist, she is the author of nineteen books, including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents,In the Time of the Butterflies—a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Selection— Yo!, Something to Declare, In the Name of Salome, Saving theWorld, A Wedding in Haiti, and The Woman I Kept to Myself%(). About Something to Declare Anyone who loves France (or just feels strongly about it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes’s previous books, will be enraptured by this collection of essays on the country and its culture.