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  • Historical Irony of the Day

    Posted by Jay Manifold on August 25th, 2006 (All posts by )

    Apropos of nothing, I learn from Mexicans back home after months lost in Pacific, which is about several men who involuntarily undertook a harrowing journey of several thousand miles, that the Mexican AG is named Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, thereby sharing a surname with the early Spanish explorer of Mexico, who involuntarily undertook a harrowing journey of several thousand miles (the subject of a strange but intriguing movie fifteen years ago).

     

    3 Responses to “Historical Irony of the Day”

    1. abc123 Says:

      Story can also be found in good compilation book at
      Amazon.

    2. Ginny Says:

      Thanks to both of you – now on Netflix & Amazon.
      I know nothing about the early explorers & appreciate goof-off time surfing as being probably more educational than anything else I do. Norton has a small section in its Am lit anthology; I choose it because his voice is charming, his argument subtle, & his anthropological interest in customs useful. It is about the only Texas lit in a pre-Reconstruction course. The kids get a kick out of his description of Galveston as “The Island of Doom” – and that was long before the great hurricane destroyed it.

    3. Ginny Says:

      Thanks to both of you – now on Netflix & Amazon.
      I know nothing about the early explorers & appreciate goof-off time surfing as being probably more educational than anything else I do. Norton has a small section in its Am lit anthology; I choose it because his voice is charming, his argument subtle, & his anthropological interest in customs useful. It is about the only Texas lit in a pre-Reconstruction course. The kids get a kick out of his description of Galveston as “The Island of Doom” – and that was long before the great hurricane destroyed it.