Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—earning a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe strongly in the virtues of education for Mexican-Americans.

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  • Tomás Rivera (Crystal City, Texas, 22 de diciembre de 1935 – Fontana, California, 16 de mayo de 1984) fue un autor, poeta y pedagogo chicano. De 1979 hasta su muerte en 1984, fue rector de Universidad de California en Riverside. Como autor, a Rivera se le recuerda por su novela corta ...y no se lo tragó la tierra, un monólogo interior al estilo de William Faulkner. Este libro fue galardonado con el primer Premio Quinto Sol. (es)
  • Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—earning a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe strongly in the virtues of education for Mexican-Americans. As an author, Rivera is best remembered for his 1971 Faulknerian stream-of-consciousness novella ...y no se lo tragó la tierra, translated into English variously as This Migrant Earth and as ...and the Earth Did Not Devour Him. This book won the first Premio Quinto Sol award. Rivera taught in high schools throughout the Southwest US, and later at Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. From 1979 until his death in 1984, he was the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, the first Mexican-American to hold such a position at the University of California. (en)
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  • Tomás Rivera (Crystal City, Texas, 22 de diciembre de 1935 – Fontana, California, 16 de mayo de 1984) fue un autor, poeta y pedagogo chicano. De 1979 hasta su muerte en 1984, fue rector de Universidad de California en Riverside. Como autor, a Rivera se le recuerda por su novela corta ...y no se lo tragó la tierra, un monólogo interior al estilo de William Faulkner. Este libro fue galardonado con el primer Premio Quinto Sol. (es)
  • Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—earning a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe strongly in the virtues of education for Mexican-Americans. (en)
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