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Author Kabalen de Bichara, Donna M.

Title Telling border life stories : four Mexican American women writers / Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 237 pages)
Series Rio Grande/Río Bravo: borderlands culture and traditions ; no. 18
Rio Grande/Río Bravo ; no. 18
Contents Memory and historical remembering: the art of autobiography and theoretical perspectives -- Narrative and descriptive discourse: the autobiographical "I" and cultural pre-constructs concerned with space -- Recovering cultural and historical memory: the dynamic quality of semiotic structures -- The female subject and expressions of life experiences: social practice and imaginary formations -- Conclusions
Summary Voices from the borderlands push against boundaries in more ways than one, as Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara ably demonstrates in this investigation into the twentieth-century autobiographical writing of four women of Mexican origin who lived in the American Southwest. Until recently, little attention has been paid to the writing of the women included in this study. As Kabalen de Bichara notes, it is precisely such historical exclusion of texts written by Mexican American women that gives particular significance to the reexamination of the five autobiograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jaramillo, Cleofas M. Romance of a little village girl
Mireles, Jovita González, 1904-1983. Dew on the thorn
Ponce, Mary Helen. Hoyt Street
Wilbur-Cruce, Eva Antonia. Beautiful, cruel country
American fiction -- Mexican American authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Autobiography -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Biographical fiction, American -- Southwest, New -- History and criticism.
Group identity in literature.
Mexican American women authors -- Southwest, New -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Mexican American women in literature.
Self in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012031602
ISBN 1461930685 (electronic bk.)
1603449507 (electronic bk.)
9781461930686 (electronic bk.)
9781603449502 (electronic bk.)