Re: RARA-AVIS: Chicano / Chicana Historical crime writers

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 16 Jan 2002

MVS wrote:

"Manuel Ramos' _Blues for the Buffalo_ refers to a Los Angeles Chicano lawyer and writer, Oscar Acosta, "the Brown Buffalo," a novel set in the present that uses the past (Acosta, left, at"

Oscar Zeta Acosta wrote two autobiographical books of his own, The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and The Revolt of the Cockroach People. In addition, he was the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and his later piece about trying to solve the mystery of Acosta's disappearance.


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