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Goddess of the Americas

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Goddess of the Americas by Ana Castillo
Oct 01, 1997 | 256 Pages
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    Oct 01, 1997 | 256 Pages

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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

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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