Weeping Woman: La Llorona and Other Stories

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Bilingual Press, 1994 - Fiction - 161 pages
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Fiction. Alma Luz Villanueva's collection of short stories, WEEPING WOMAN: LA LLORONA AND OTHER STORIES, presents a vision as dangerous and as compelling as a solar eclipse. Readers of these stories may find Villanueva's world very disturbing, torn between the instinct to look tragedy in the face and the need to turn away. The characters in WEEPING WOMAN live in an environment ravaged by violence, racism, and sexism, all forces that distort and, in some cases, destroy. Villanueva's vision is not entirely pessimistic, however. Through their voices and their actions, these characters reveal that they do possess the strength and spirituality to triumph.

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La llorona , the weeping woman, walks through the pages of this book as a spirit guide, someone unto whom others' sorrows flow. But she is a symbolic presence far more than a physical one, and her ... Read full review

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La LioronaWeeping Woman
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There Was A Time
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Place of the Dead
21
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About the author (1994)

Alma Luz Villanueva is a novelist, poet, essayist, and writer of short fiction. Her work has won several awards including an American Book Award for her first novel, THE ULTRAVIOLET SKY, and a Latin American Writers Institute Award for poetry for PLANET with MOTHER, MAY I?. She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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