Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature

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Tey Diana Rebolledo, Eliana Su‡rez Rivero
University of Arizona Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 393 pages
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Given the explosive creativity shown by Chicana writers over the past two decades, this first major anthology devoted to their work is a major contribution to American letters. It highlights the key issues, motifs, and concerns of Mexican American women from 1848 to the present, and particularly reflects the modern Chicana's struggle for identity. Among the recurring themes in the collection is a re-visioning of foremothers such as the historical Malinche, the mythical Llorona, and pioneering women who settled the American Southwest from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. Also included are historical documents on the lives, culture, and writings of Mexican American women in the nineteenth century, as well as oral histories recorded by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s. Through poetry, fiction, drama, essay, and other forms, this landmark volume showcases the talents of more than fifty authors, including Gloria E. Anzaldœa, Ana Castillo, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Denise Ch‡vez, Sandra Cisneros, Pat Mora, Cherr’e Moraga, and Mar’a Helena Viramontes.
 

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While researching a history of Chicana literature, editors Rebolledo and Rivero (Spanish, Univ. of New Mexico and Univ. of Arizona, respectively) discovered a wealth of feminist texts that ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction I
1
The Herb Woman
52
Simplicidades Simplicities
69
Self and Identity
75
By Your True Faces We Will Know
81
Oaxaca 1974
90
Progenitor
104
The Toltec
110
Go Way from My Window La Llorona
215
Josefinas Chickens
228
Years After
256
Writers on Language and Writing
273
Creations
277
Refugee Ship
293
Lfrica fanatica Fanatic Lyric
299
GrowingUp
305

mamá se sentaba my mother would
118
To a Little Blond Girl of Heber Califas
131
Plot
144
South Sangamon
146
La Casa The House
161
Plumb
177
Fecundating
180
tia juana u glisten
187
La Malinche
198
Malinchista A Myth Revised
212
Aay Cucuy Ooooh The Boogieman
314
Evening in Paris
324
Was a Skinny Tomboy
333
Celebrations
341
Spring Tonic
352
Bernice Zamora
357
Bibliography
371
About the Contributors
385
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Tey Diana Rebolledo, Professor of Spanish at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Women Singing in the Snow: A Cultural Analysis of Chicana Literature and co-editor of books including Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature and Las Mujeres Hablan: An Anthology of Nuevo Mexicana Writers. In 1997 she received the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Scholar Award.

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