Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers

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About the Author

The author of three books, Karin Rosa Ikas is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, in the Department of English, American, and Cultural Studies. Her graduate research and studies were completed as an exchange student at various universities throughout the American southwest.
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Overview

About the Author

The author of three books, Karin Rosa Ikas is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, in the Department of English, American, and Cultural Studies. Her graduate research and studies were completed as an exchange student at various universities throughout the American southwest.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
According to Ikas, lecturer and graduate researcher for Chicano studies at the University of New Mexico and the Berkeley and Santa Barbara campuses of the University of California, the modern Chicana is no longer a willing subordinate of any male - much less a victim. This argument is reinforced by interviews with ten prominent Chicana writers (among them Gloria Anzaldua, Denise Chavez, Pat Mora, and Cherrie Moraga), who describe the lives of Chicanas - not Chicanos or male Hispanics. Each chapter features a different author and contains a brief biography and list of writings. In addition, Ikas's skillful questions elicit personal details about what each writer wishes to accomplish in life and convey in specific works, which range from short stories and poems to mysteries and sit-coms. Select topics include Chicana feminism - especially gender roles and sexuality, the effects of landscape and border on a culture, and the craft of writing vs. the more traditional tasks allotted to women. What results is an insightful study that can change readers' perceptions. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries. -Nedra C. Evers, Sacramento P.L. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874174922
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Introduction
"To me theory is a way of writing a story, a way tradition says that we should write a story." 1
"Poetry is an exercise of freedom ... freedom on all fronts." 27
"My writing is a mirror into my culture." 47
"Everything else is work, but poetry is my life, the air all that I breathe." 67
"Dare to be who you are and celebrate who you are." 91
"The message of my work is to always question authority." 113
"The issue is not so much ethnicity or gender. It is about the way we reach a point of communion as human beings sharing this difficult journey called life." 127
"My bottom line is always that I want to get better and better and better, which means keeping an open heart and an open mind." 153
"I prefer books to people, ... [and] I am convinced that words can be used to color the world." 175
"Writing is still my journey of self-discovery." 205
About the Editor 215
Index 217
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