The Children of Snchez Author:Oscar Lewis "In this book . . . , the anthropologist Oscar Lewis has made something brilliant and of singular significance, a work of such unique concentration and sympathy that one hardly knows how to classify it. It is all, every bit of it except for the introduction, spoken by members of the Sánchez family. They tell their feeling... more »s, their lives, explain their nature, their actual existence with all the force and drama and seriousness of a large novel. The stories were taken down by tape-recorder, over a period of years, and under various circumstances. The result is a moving, strange tragedy, not an interview, a questionnaire or a sociological study."
Elizabeth Hardwick, New York Times Book Review« less