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The Invitation (Chapbook, 1979.  2nd edition, 1986) January 24, 1986 – Posted in: Books

“In 1979, shortly after receiving an M.A. in social sciences from the University of Chicago, she published a second chapbook, The Invitation, in which female speakers describe the experience of the erotic. Castillo’s work draws on the sometimes contradictory political influences of militant ethnic and economic struggles and feminist and lesbian perspectives. ”  Read Enciclopedia Británica Article View Ebook SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986) January 1, 1986 – Posted in: Books

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 Cort&#225zar’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. “…as a writer, I continue to portray unprecedented literary characters,…

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Otro Canto (chapbook, poems, 1977) January 24, 1977 – Posted in: Books

The poet’s early beginnings… Like many Chicanas/os in the years immediately following the Chicano nationalist movement of the 1960s, Castillo saw the need to form alliances between Latinas/os in the U.S., and, of course, art became one important means of forging coalitions. Her first book of poetry, the self-published chapbook Otro Canto, pursues the theme of socio-political oppression of Third World women and men. Read Modern American Poetry Article Read ebook “Like many Chicanas/os in the…

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