Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe

Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe

by Ana Castillo

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ISBN-13: 9781573226301
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,293,955
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Ana Castillo: Introduction

F. Gonzalez-Crussi: The Anatomy of a Virgin

Miriam Sagan: Hotel Flora

Richard Rodriguez: India

Jeanette Rodriguez: Guadalupe: The Feminine Face of God

Francisco X. Alarcón: Tonantzin

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Guadalupe: The Path of the Broken Heart

Sandra Cisneros: Guadalupe the Sex Goddess

Gloria Anzaldúa: Coatlalopeuh: She Who Has Dominion Over Serpents

Francisco Goldman: Maximón-San Simón

Cherríe Moraga: El mito azteca

Ana Castillo: Extraordinarily Woman

Rosario Ferré: The Battle of the Virgins

Pat Mora: Coatlicue's Rules: Advice from an Aztec Goddess

Liliana Valenzuela: Virgencity, Give Us a Chance

Rubén Martínez: The Undocumented Virgin

Margaret Randall: Guadalupe, Subversive Virgin

Cherríe Moraga: Our Lady of the Cannery Workers

Luis J. Rodríguez: "Forgive Me, Mother, for My Crazy Life"

Luisah Teish: The Warrior Queen: Encounters with a Latin Lady

Rosario Castellanos: Once Again Sor Juana

Ronnie Burk: Retablo

Denise Chávez: Novena Narrativas y Ofrendas Nuevomexicanas

Felipe Ehrenberg: Framing an Icon: Guadalupe and the Artist's Vision

Guillermo Gómez-Peña: The Two Guadalupes

Luis Alfaro: The Doll

Nancy Mairs: Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Soup

Miriam Sagan: Passover

Octavio Paz: The Sons of La Malinche

Francisco X. Alarcón: Tlazolteotl

Elena Poniatowska: "Don't Go Away, I'm Going to Bring You Something"

Notes on the Contributors

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"Brilliant... [a] profoundly moving and original collection of writings about the goddess... [a] mind-expanding and soulful anthology." — Booklist (starred review)

"Marvelous... an entertaining read for readers willing to look outside traditional understandings of the Marian theology to a broader horizon in which the religious and the cultural intersect." — Publishers Weekly

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