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Nine Guardians

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ISBN-10: 0930523903

ISBN-13: 9780930523909

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rosario Castellanos, Irene Nicholson

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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Readers International
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Rosaroio Castellanos always enjoyed a comfortable middle-class existence; yet she early emerged in her writing as an eloquent spokesperson for the feminist movements that began to gain currency in the 1950s. But Castellanos moved beyond feminist concerns of her own class to speak for marginal or subaltern Mexican women, most significantly for the indigenous women whom the culture had mythified, stereotyped, or simply overlooked. Castellanos was especially successful in thematizing the multileveled, conflictual relationships between indigenous and middle-class women. The Nine Guardians (1957) is autobiographical in nature, drawing on childhood memories of Castellanos's contacts in southeast…