The Mixquiahuala Letters

The Mixquiahuala Letters

5.0 1
by Ana Castillo
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women—Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist—this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. Ana Castillo's groundbreaking first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, received

See more details below

Overview

Focusing on the relationship between two fiercely independent women—Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist—this epistolary novel was written as a tribute to Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch and examines Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship. Ana Castillo's groundbreaking first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and is widely studied as a feminist text on the nature of self-conflict.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A wonderful, wonderful book." —Maxine Hong Kingston

"Like a disciplined athlete, Castillo makes even the most difficult moves look easy." —San Francisco Chronicle

Irene Carr
Every time I read The Mixquiahuala Letters I savor the beautiful prose, become absorbed in the inevitable conflicts, and find new insights in the reflections of a woman who is caught between her desire to be free of societal expectations and her own internalized constrictions.
Belles Lettres

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385420136
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
881,607
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

What People are saying about this

Maxine Hong Kingston
A wonderful, wonderful book.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >