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The author of the book: Ana Castillo
ISBN: 1573220299
ISBN 13: 9781573220293
Language: English
Edition: Riverhead Hardcover
Date of issue: October 29th 1996
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Yhdistävä tekijä kirjan kolmellekymmenelle tekstille (esseitä, tarinoita, runoja, näytelmäteksti) on Meksikon suojeluspyhimys Guadalupen neitsyt (La Virgencita, La Morenita, Coatlalopeuh, Tonantzin...), jonka monimerkityksellistä ja synkretististä olemusta niissä tarkastellaan useista eri näkökulmista. Kokoelman koonnut kirjailija Ana Castillo huomauttaa valaisevassa esipuheessaan, ettei teos edusta perinteistä katolista pyhimyskulttia ainoastaan. Sitä vastoin teksteissä usein korostuu pyhimyksen vallankumouksellinen voima ja erityinen asema sorrettujen suojelijana, sekä usein kunkin kirjoittajan henkilökohtainen suhde tähän. Guadalupe/Tonantzin on ohittamaton hahmo mikäli Meksikon, USA:n chicano/latinoväestön tai laajemmin latinalaisen amerikan kulttuurihistoriasta on kiinnostunut.

Gloria Anzaldúan ja Octavio Pazin teoksista irrotetut kappaleet olin aiemmin lukenut, mutta muiden tekstien jälkeen ne asettuivat nyt uuteen kehykseen, vaikka kokoelmallakin alkaa olla jo ikää. Valtaosa teksteistä on kirjoitettu alunperinkin enimmäkseen englanniksi, vain pari käännetty espanjasta. Mielestäni hienoin teksteistä on Elena Poniatowskan "Don't go away, I'm going to bring you something" (kertomuksessa Luis Buñuel vierailee kertojan kanssa Lecumberrin vankilassa), joka päättää kirjan ja jonka luettuani on vaikea antaa kokoelmalle vähempää kuin viis tähteä.

Kirjoittajat on esitelty lyhyesti kirjan lopussa.


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Ebook Goddess of the Americas read Online! Ana Castillo (June 15, 1953-) is a celebrated and distinguished poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Castillo was born and raised in Chicago. She has contributed to periodicals and on-line venues (Salon and Oxygen) and national magazines, including More and the Sunday New York Times. Castillo’s writings have been the subject of numerous scholarly investigations and publications. Among her award winning, best sellling titles: novels include So Far From God, The Guardians and Peel My Love like an Onion, among other poetry: I Ask the Impossible. Her novel, Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has been profiled and interviewed on National Public Radio and the History Channel and was a radio-essayist with NPR in Chicago. Ana Castillo is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ‘zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship and was on the advisory board of the new American Writers Museum, which opened its door in Chicago, 2017. In 2014 Dr. Castillo held the Lund-Gil Endowed Chair at Dominican University, River Forest, IL and served on the faculty with Bread Loaf Summer Program (Middlebury College) in 2015 and 2016. She also held the first Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Endowed Chair at DePaul University, The Martin Luther King, Jr Distinguished Visiting Scholar post at M.I.T. and was the Poet-in-Residence at Westminster College in Utah in 2012, among other teaching posts throughout her extensive career. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D., University of Bremen, Germany in American Studies and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. Her other awards include a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry. She was also awarded a 1998 Sor Juana Achievement Award by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago. Dr. Castillo’s So Far From God and Loverboys are two titles on the banned book list controversy with the TUSD in Arizona. 2013 Recipient of the American Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa Prize to an independent scholar. via www.anacastillo.net


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