FAQFAQ          SearchSearch          MemberlistMemberlist          UsergroupsUsergroups    RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile          Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages          Log inLog in          
Pinnick Kinnick Hill, A Story of the Asturian Migration

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Asturian-American Migration Forum Index -> Events - Acontecimientos
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Art
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4471
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:06 pm    Post subject: Pinnick Kinnick Hill, A Story of the Asturian Migration Reply with quote

This summer the West Virginia University Press plans to publish Pinnick Kinnick Hill, a book on the Asturian immigrant experience in America.

"The book, written by the late Gavin Gonzalez, is a lightly fictionalized account of one Spanish family’s experience in West Virginia following the emigration of Spanish zinc workers to the industrial hub of north central West Virginia shortly after 1900," according to a press release.



Pinnick Kinnick Hill will be printed with the original English text and a recent Spanish translation facing each other on opposite pages.

The introduction to the book was written by the Asturian-American Migration Forum's own Suronda Gonzalez, who grew up in Harrison County, earned a BA and MA at West Virginia University, and now teaches at a university in New York state where she is finishing up her doctorate.

In her introduction, Suronda wrote that "hundreds of Spaniards settled in the area, raising children in a unique mixture of customs and lifestyles from two continents. Gonzalez said that by 1920, the government of Spain had established a Spanish Vice Consulate in Clarksburg to aid Spaniards living in the area.

The release of Pinnick Kinnick Hill will be accompanied by several related events. We'll keep you posted here of any news. If you would like to be involved in planning something, please contact Suronda or Art.

In the meanwhile, it wouldn't hurt to brainstorm ways to celebrate the book's publication and our heritage. What would you like to see happen?

--------

Note: Amazon is selling the book and will give Asturian-American Migration Forum a percentage on any orders made through the following link. You can support the forum, at no cost to you. Anything you buy at Amazon after using this link to get to Amazon will support AsturianUS.org.

To buy Pinnick Kinnick Hill, please use this link:
Pinnick Kinnick Hill on Amazon.com

There is a full list of our affiliate links here:
http://www.asturianus.org/affiliateLinks.html


Last edited by Art on Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:54 am; edited 5 times in total
Back to top  
Suronda
Co-Founder


Joined: 23 Feb 2003
Posts: 97
Location: Upstate New York

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 7:45 am    Post subject: Picnic - July 2003 Reply with quote

Hello All,

I've recently heard that WVU Press is planning the celebration and release of Pinnick Kinnick Hill sometime in July 2003. (see previous post for description of Pinnick Kinnick Hill ) As soon as I have more up-to-date information about it, I'lll be sure to post.

At this point I think they're planning a picnic in Clarksburg, WV.

Will anyone be in Clarksburg in July? At this point, I'm planning to be.

What do you think about the picnic? Any suggestions, ideas?
Back to top  
Art
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4471
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The date for this picnic, which is the kickoff celebration for the book's publication has been set for Saturday July 19th.

Please keep that date open and plan on joining us in Clarksburg!
Back to top  
Art
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4471
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:57 am    Post subject: WVU Press is now accepting orders for Pinnick Kinnick Hill Reply with quote

The WVU Press is now accepting orders for Pinnick Kinnick Hill.

Quote:
Pinnick Kinnick Hill, an American Story
By G. W. González. Edited by Mark Brazaitas, with a preface by Suronda González
Spanish translation: Las colinas sueñan en español, by Daniel D. Ferreras
West Virginia University Press 2003. Illustrated with photographs.
$37.50 (c).
Free shipping on pre-publication orders!


To order, go to: http://www.as.wvu.edu/press/ibp_pk_hill.html

--------

Note: Thanks to Donna for discovering that Amazon is selling the book. Amazon will give Asturian-American Migration Forum a percentage on any orders made through the following link. Please support the forum, as it will not cost you anything additional. Anything you buy at Amazon supports AsturianUS.org, if you use this link to get to Amazon.

To buy Pinnick Kinnick Hill, use this link:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0937058629/asturianameri-20


Last edited by Art on Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:55 am; edited 4 times in total
Back to top  
Sweeney



Joined: 02 May 2003
Posts: 205
Location: Virgina

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:08 pm    Post subject: Pinnick Kinnick Hill Reply with quote

I just pre-ordered Pinnick Kinnick Hill from Amazon.com for $26.25.
_________________
Donna
Back to top  
Art
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4471
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 5:46 pm    Post subject: Support AsturianUS.org with your purchases at Amazon.com Reply with quote

We are now signed us up to be an affilliate of Amazon so we can sell the book and maybe earn enough to pay for the site's upkeep.

To buy Pinnick Kinnick Hill, use this link:
Pinnick Kinnick Hill: An American Story

Clicking the link will not cost you anything, but benefits the forum.

I will go back and add the link to earlier mentions of the book, too, so it's easy for everyone.


Last edited by Art on Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:56 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top  
Art
Site Admin


Joined: 17 Feb 2003
Posts: 4471
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The celebration of the book's publication will be Saturday, July 19th, 2003, from 11-2 at the Waldomore House in Clarksburg (next to the
Clarksburg Public Library at 404 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV.

There will be Spanish guitar music, food, sangria, brief talks, conversation, and a display of paintings by El Pintor (Emilio Fernández Alvarez), his daughter (Honnie Amor Wagner) and his grandson (that's me!).

If you can come, please do! We're expecting a large group of Asturian-Americans.

This is going to be a great weekend to come to Clarksburg, because on the next day, Sunday, July 20th, is the annual Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Association picnic. See Suronda's post for details: http://www.asturianus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=215


Last edited by Art on Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:17 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top  
Suronda
Co-Founder


Joined: 23 Feb 2003
Posts: 97
Location: Upstate New York

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art,

I'll be there too, with my laptop and scanner. I hope that those in attendance who would like to have pictures scanned for themselves, and/or for the website will bring them along. This will save time and worry with shipping pictures to us for scanning.

I also know that there will be at least 50 members from the G.W. Gonzalez family (Gavin lived in Spelter, WV during the 30s, but eventually settled with his family in St. Louis) will be there. We're expecting a nice crowd, with food and music.

See you there!

S.
Back to top  
Bob
Moderator


Joined: 24 Feb 2003
Posts: 1725
Location: Connecticut and Massachusetts

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have not already purchased Pinnick Kinnick Hill, you are missing a pleasurable experience. I ordered one copy for myself and one for my father, who was born in the transplanted asturianu community of Spelter, West Virginia, in 1917. It has stirred up more memories of his childhood than I can count (and quite a few phone calls to me about them), and after having it only a week, he has already begun reading it for the second time.

I am especially pleased that the text appears on facing pages in both English and Spanish. From my perspective, the Spanish translation is smooth and accurate, and adds greatly to the pleasure of reading the book. The dust cover has a reproduction of a painting by El Pintor, Art's grandfather who emigrated from Asturias to West Virginia. Suronda's well-written preface provides background that allows the reader to enjoy the text in the historical context of the Asturian immigrant experience.

This is a book that is well worth reading. Some of the events it describes have close parallels in my family's remembered history. Perhaps the stories are similar. Perhaps they describe happenings that so directly touch the very heart of our ancestors' lives that they have found their way into legend, not urban legends but leyendas aldeanas americanas.

Bob Martinez
Back to top  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Asturian-American Migration Forum Index -> Events - Acontecimientos All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Site design & hosting by

Zoller Wagner Digital Design