Gloria Anzald�a Reader

ISBN-10: 0822345641
ISBN-13: 9780822345640
Edition: 2009
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Description: Born in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, independent scholar and creative writer Gloria E. Anzalduacute;a was an internationally acclaimed cultural theorist. As the author ofBorderlands/La frontera: The New Mestiza, Anzalduacute;a played a  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430

Born in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, independent scholar and creative writer Gloria E. Anzalduacute;a was an internationally acclaimed cultural theorist. As the author ofBorderlands/La frontera: The New Mestiza, Anzalduacute;a played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities. As an editor of three multicultural anthologies, including the groundbreakingThis Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, she played an equally vital role in developing an inclusionary, multicultural feminist movement. A versatile author, Anzalduacute;a published poetry, theoretical essays, short stories, autobiographical narratives, interviews, and children's books. Her work, which has been included in more than 100 anthologies to date, has helped to transform fields including American, Chicano/a, composition, ethnic, literary, and women's studies. Providing a representative sample of the poetry, prose, fiction, and experimental autobiographical writing that Anzalduacute;a produced over her thirty-year career,The Gloria Anzalduacute;a Readerdemonstrates the breadth and philosophical depth of her work. While theReadercontains much of Anzalduacute;a's published writings (including several pieces now out of print), more than half the material has never before been published. This previously unpublished work offers insight into crucial aspects of Anzalduacute;a's life and career, including her upbringing, education, teaching experiences, writing practice and aesthetics, lifelong health struggles, and interest in visual art, as well as her theories of disability, multiculturalism, pedagogy, and spiritual activism. The pieces are arranged chronologically; each one is preceded by a brief introduction. The collection includes a glossary of Anzalduacute;a's key terms and concepts, a timeline of her life, primary and secondary bibliographies, and a detailed index.

Editor's Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reading Gloria Anzald�a, Reading Ourselves ... Complex Intimacies, Intricate Connections
"Early" Writings
Tihueque
To Delia, Who Failed on Principles
Reincarnation
The Occupant
I Want To Be Shocked Shitless
The New Speakers
Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers
The coming of el mundo surdo
La Prieta
El paisano is a bird of good omen
Dream of the Double-Faced Woman
Foreword to the Second Edition (of This Bridge Called My Back)
Spirituality, Sexuality, and the Body: An Interview with Linda Smuckler
"Middle" Writings
Enemy of the State
Del Otro Lado
Encountering the Medusa
Creativity and Switching Modes of Consciousness
En Rapport, In Opposition: Cobrando cuentas a las nuestras
The Presence
Metaphors in the Tradition of the Shaman
Haciendo caras, una entrada
Bridge, Drawbridge, Sandbar, or Island: Lesbians-of-Color Hacienda Alianzas
Ghost Trap/Trampa de espanto
To(o) Queer the Writer-Loca, escritora y chicana
Border Arte: Nepantla, el Lugar de la Frontera
On the Process of Writing Borderlands / La Frontera
La vulva es una herida abierta / The vulva is an open wound
The New Mestiza Nation: A Multicultural Movement
Gallery of Images
"Later" Writings
Foreword to Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol and Spirit
How to
Memoir-My Calling; or, Notes for "How Prieta Came to Write"
When I write I hover
Transforming American Studies: 2001 Bode-Pearson Prize Acceptance Speech
Yemay�
(Un)natural bridges, (Un)safe spaces
Healing wounds
Reading LP
A Short Q & A between LP and Her Author (GEA)
Like a spider in her web
Bearing Witness: Their Eyes Anticipate the Healing
The Postmodern Llorona
Speaking across the Divide
Llorona Coyolxauhqui
Disability & Identity: An E-mail Exchange & a Few Additional Thoughts
Let us be the healing of the wound: The Coyolxauhqui imperative-la sombra y el sueno
Glossary
Timeline: Some Highlights from Gloria Evangelina Anzald�a's Life
Bibliography
Index

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