Mirrors Beneath the Earth

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ISBN 978-1-880684-02-3
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
331 pages
Trim Size
5.4 x 8.5

Mirrors Beneath the Earth

Short Fiction by Chicano Writers
Ray González

Mirrors Beneath the Earth is an historic and unique collection of contemporary Chicano fiction: 31 stories depicting the richly varied experiences of Mexican-Americans in the U.S. Some, like Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya, Ana Castillo, are already celebrated writers. The special strength of this anthology is that it introduces others who have never before been published in book form, like Ana Baca, Patricia Blanca, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, and Natalia Trevino. These writers open our eyes and enrich our understanding.
About the Author

Ray Gonzalez is an American poet, editor, and essayist. Born in El Paso, Texas, his work often focuses on his Mexican ancestry and the American Southwest. He is a professor at the University of Minnesota. 


...a powerful gathering of diverse and strong images." —Bookwatch

"...should be required reading in any contemporary literature course." —Books of the Southwest

"...these writers take Chicano short fiction...into new and stimulating contemporary themes." —Choice