responds to El caballo en la cocina in an email to the editor 3.27.20
“I am reading El Caballo en la Cocina. The translation is very good. It is accessible and unadorned, much like Ralph’s writing. I have found some New Mexican words such as “cubeta” instead of the standard “cubo” for bucket in El Toro de Elutherio. Patricia Padilla did a good job. A Nuevomexicano audience will find her translation familiar. I am looking forward to reading more of the book.”
Richard Griego was the first director of Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico. Richard has recently written The Spanish Language of New Mexico: A Cultural History, a book which I hope will soon be published.