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There Was a Woman La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture

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ISBN-10: 0292718128

ISBN-13: 9780292718128

Edition: 2008

Authors: Domino Renee Perez

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"How is it that there are so many lloronas?" A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a ghost who haunts the riverbank to a murderous mother condemned to wander the earth after killing her own children in an act of revenge or grief, the Weeping Woman has evolved within Chican@ imaginations across centuries, yet no truly comprehensive examination of her impact existed until now. Tracing La Llorona from ancient oral tradition to her appearance in contemporary material culture, There Was a Woman delves into the intriguing transformations of this provocative icon.From La Llorona's roots in legend to the…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

DOMINO RENEE PEREZ is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Introduction: Haunting Our Cultural Imagination
A Five-Hundred-Year History: Traditional La Llorona Tales
Revision and the Process of Critical Interrogation
Infamy and Activism: La Llorona as Resistance
""Long Before the Weeping"": Re-Turning La Llorona
La Llorona Lore as Intercultural Dialogue
A New Generation of Cultural/Critical Readers
Conclusion: Folklore as Critical Lens