Goddess of the Americas
Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe
By (author) Ana Castillo
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Goddess of the Americas by Ana Castillo
Book DescriptionGoddess of the Americas is a brilliant essay collection and an impassioned, unorthodox celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe: mother goddess, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who made her first appearance on American soil in 1531. Through a variety of forms -- original essays, historical writings, short fiction, drama, and poetry -- the illustrious contributors to this literary anthology examine the impact this potent deity, the Lady of Guadalupe, has had on the people and culture of Mexico, and her influence beyond that country, in Latin America, North America, and Europe. An unprecedented contribution to the literature of the Americas, Goddess of the Americas is an invigorating investigation, an idiosyncratic adoration, and a profound recognition of our need for the sacred, unwavering love of the mother goddess. Francisco Alarcon * Luis Alfaro * Gloria Anzaldua * Ronnie Burk * Rosario Castellanos * Ana Castillo * Denise Chavez * Sandra Cisneros * Felipe Ehrenberg * Clarissa Pinkola Estes * Rosario Ferre * Francisco Goldman * Guillermo Gomez-Pena * F. Gonzalez-Crussi * Nancy Mairs * Ruben Martinez * Pat Mora * Cherrie Moraga * Octavio Paz * Elena Poniatowska * Margaret Randall * Jeanette Rodriguez * Luis Rodriguez * Richard Rodriguez * Miriam Sagan * Luisah Teish * Liliana Valenzuela
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573226301
(211mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo is the author of the novels The Guardians, Peel My Love Like an Onion, The Mixquiahuala Letters, Sapogonia (A New York Times Notable Book), So Far From God, and a collection of poetry, My Father was a Toltec and Selected Poems. She has received an American Book Award, a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry. Castillo lives in Chicago.
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