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Tomás Rivera

Tomás Rivera was born into a family of Mexican-American migrant workers in Crystal City, Texas. He traveled and worked in the fields with them until he went into junior college. Later, he became a professor of Spanish literature and was chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, when he died suddenly at the age of 49. Rivera's impressionistic 1971 novel about migrant life, ...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, is considered a landmark of Chicano literature.