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Castillo, Ana

Overview
Works: 123 works in 459 publications in 5 languages and 17,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Folklore  Narrative poetry  Epistolary fiction  Chants 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Speaker, Interviewee, Translator, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.A8135, 813.54
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Keats, Poe, and the shaping of Cortázar's mythopoesis by Ana Castillo( )

18 editions published in 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre of the dreamers : essays on Xicanisma by Ana Castillo( )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "I" in these critical essays by novelist, poet, scholar, and activist/curandera Ana Castillo is that of the Mexic-Amerindian woman living in the United States. The essays are addressed to everyone interested in the roots of the colonized woman's reality. Castillo introduces the term Xicanisma in a passionate call for a politically active, socially committed Chicana feminism. In "A Countryless Woman," Castillo outlines the experience of the brown woman in a racist society that recognizes race relations mostly as a black and white dilemma. Essays on the Watsonville strike, the early Chicano movement, and the roots of machismo illustrate the extent to which women still struggle against male dominance. Other essays suggest strategies for opposing the suppression of women's spirituality and sexuality by institutionalized religion and the state. These challenging essays will be a provocative guide for those who envision a new future for women as we face a new century
So far from God : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tome is a small, outwardly sleepy hamlet in central New Mexico. In Ana Castillo's hands, though, it stands wondrously revealed as a place of marvels, teeming with life and with all manner of collisions: the past with the present, the real with the supernatural, the comic with the horrific, the Native American with the Hispano with the Anglo, the women with the men. With the talkative, intimate voice and the stylistic and narrative freedom of a Southwestern Cervantes, the author relates the story of two crowded decades in the life of a Chicana family. The mother, Sofia, holds things together in the years following the disappearance of her husband Domingo (he of the Clark Gable mustache and the uncontrollable gambling habit). Then there are the daughters: Esperanza, Chicana campus radical turned career woman and television news reporter; Caridad, a nurse who dulls the pain of being jilted with nightly bouts of alcohol and anonymous sex. Fe, the prim and proper bank employee in constant quest for the good life; and la Loca, whose "death" and subsequent resurrection at age three have left her strange and saintly and attuned to higher spiritual frequencies. Ana Castillo's triumph in So Far from God is to weave the mundane and the miraculous, the modern and the archaic, and the tragic and the humorous into one rich novelistic fabric. Hers is a homegrown magical realism, leavened with sly commentary. Controlled anger, and a distinct feminist point of view of the world and the cosmos. Of all the marvels in this book, and there are many, the greatest is the achievement of its creator
Peel my love like an onion : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a plucky flamenco dancer in Chicago. It follows her from her rise to fame despite a crippled leg from polio, to her descent as the polio returns, her two lovers abandon her and she is reduced to working in a sweatshop. But Carmen will recoup. By the author of So Far from God
The Mixquiahuala letters by Ana Castillo( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the relationship between two strong and fiercely independent women-Teresa, a writer, and Alicia, an artist-this epistolary novel, written as a tribute to Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch, examines Mexican and Latina forms of love, gender conflict, and female friendship--Cover
The guardians : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When middle-aged teacher's assistant Regina discovers that her brother has vanished while crossing the border from Mexico to the United States, she and her nephew Gabo set out in search of him with the help of an eclectic cast of characters
Goddess of the Americas = La diosa de las Américas : writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe by Ana Castillo( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of its kind, Goddess of the Americas is a prismatic exploration of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden - a perfect fusion of Aztec, indigenous, Catholic, and folkloric world traditions, who made her first miraculous appearance on American soil in 1531. Through a variety of forms - original essays, historical writings, fiction, drama, and poetry - the illustrious contributors to this volume
Loverboys : stories by Ana Castillo( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and lust among Latinos--men, women, straight, gay and lesbian. The exception is Vatolandia, in which the heroine decides she would rather be lonely than go out with worthless men
Watercolor women, opaque men : a novel in verse by Ana Castillo( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Urged on by the gods of the ancients, the heroine, known only as "Ella" or "She," narrates stories that illustrate what it means to be a marginalized brown woman or man at the threshold of the 21st century. Ella's life interweaves with those of others whose existences are often neglected, even denied, by society's status quo."--Back cover. A novel in verse
I ask the impossible : poems by Ana Castillo( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems covering the author's commitment to social justice, the sensual world, and the strength of women, six of which are written in Spanish with English translations
My father was a Toltec and selected poems, 1973-1988 by Ana Castillo( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country's most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of passion and uncompromising commitment. This collection brings back into print the best of her early work, including selected poems from The Invitation and Women Are Not Roses and the entire text of her landmark 1988 collection, My Father Was a Toltec. Whether invoking her origins as the daughter of a street warrior, a member of the Toltec gang in Chicago, or defining her own lyrical positions on a variety of social, political, sexual, and esthetic issues, Ana Castillo's poetic voice is unmistakably her own - and will be immediately recognizable to the lovers of her fiction
My daughter, my son, the eagle the dove : an Aztec chant by Ana Castillo( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time-honored tribute to a child on his or her way to adulthood, adapted from ancient Aztec chants
Sapogonia : (an anti-romance in 3/8 meter) by Ana Castillo( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castillo focuses on the complex issue of the internal civil war faced by peoples of mixed blood as she caputres the struggle of Maximo Madrigal and his obsession for Pastore Ake, a woman he can never hope to control
Give it to me : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recently divorced, Palma, a forty-three-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison. Her sexual obsession with him flares as she checks out her other options, but their family secrets bring them together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family, and a penchant for adventure"--
Tan lejos de Dios by Ana Castillo( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofia and her daughters--Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, and la Loca--endure hardship and enjoy love in the sleepy New Mexico hamlet of Tomé, where the comic and the horrific, the real and the supernatural, reside
The sexuality of Latinas( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women are not roses by Ana Castillo( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta puente, mi espalda : voces de mujeres tercermundistas en los Estados Unidos by Cherríe Moraga( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psst-- I have something to tell you, mi amor : two plays by Ana Castillo( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guardians : [a novel] by Ana Castillo( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina tries to confront the coyotes after her nephew goes missing trying to cross the border to work in the U.S
 
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So far from God : a novel
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So far from God : a novelPeel my love like an onion : a novelThe Mixquiahuala lettersThe guardians : a novelGoddess of the Americas = La diosa de las Américas : writings on the Virgin of GuadalupeLoverboys : storiesWatercolor women, opaque men : a novel in verseI ask the impossible : poems
Alternative Names
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Ana Castillo novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer

Ana Castillo US-amerikanische Feministin, Schriftstellerin

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אנה קסטיו

آنا کاستیلو

ಅನಾ ಕ್ಯಾಸ್ಟಿಲ್ಲೊ

安娜.卡斯提洛

Languages
English (278)

Spanish (48)

German (6)

Turkish (1)

Dutch (1)