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The Poetics Of Fire: A Book Launch and Talk by Victor M. Valle on Feb 22

ES Emeritus Victor M. Valle will present his new book and lead discussion 

The poetics of fire: metaphors of chile eating in the borderlands by Victor M. Valle, Published by University of New mexico press (nov 2023)  

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Chicano author, and Ethnic Studies Emeritus professor, Victor M. Valle, will present his new book launch on Feb. 22, 11 am - 12 pm in building 180, room 101. 
Assembling a rich collection of source material, Valle highlights the fiery fruit's overarching importance as evidenced by the ubiquity of references to the plant over several centuries in literature, art, official documents, and more to offer a new eco-aesthetic reading--a reframing of culinary history from a pluralistic, non-Western perspective.  

Beyond Baroque hosted L.A. Book Launch with Victor Valle and journalist Patricia Escarcega

Cal Poly Magazine article with Victor Valle over his preparation and research for this book

Capital & Main interview with Victor Valle, May 2024

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