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Castillo, Ana

Overview
Works: 117 works in 439 publications in 5 languages and 17,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Narrative poetry  Epistolary fiction  Chants  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Compiler, Interviewee, Creator, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3553.A8135, 813.54
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So far from God : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,865 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 1,437 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
The Mixquiahuala letters by Ana Castillo( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 960 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 889 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 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the impact this potent deity has had on the history of Mexico, its people, politics, religion, art, and literature, and her influence beyond that country, in Latin America, North America, and Europe
Loverboys : stories by Ana Castillo( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 713 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 524 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
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 515 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 504 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
I ask the impossible : poems by Ana Castillo( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 492 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 )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 485 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
Give it to me : a novel by Ana Castillo( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 366 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"--
Keats, Poe, and the shaping of Cortázar's mythopoesis by Ana Castillo( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexuality of Latinas( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women are not roses by Ana Castillo( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 210 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 155 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
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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen la Coja by Ana Castillo( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin community of Chicago and the seductive world of flamenco. Carmen "La Coja" Santos is a renowned local dancer who has long maintained an affair with the great Agustín, the married director of her troupe. An angry rivalry is sparked when she begins a passionate new liaison with Agustín's grandson, the gifted Manolo; her childhood polio returns; and her already aggravating relationship with her mother takes a difficult turn. But in the end, Carmen, unlike her namesake, finds her way back to happiness
Black dove : mamá, mi'jo, and me by Ana Castillo( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by immigrants and raising a brown son, Ana Castillo finds herself as a writer, feminist, and mother
 
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So far from God : a novel
Alternative Names
Ana Castillo Amerikaans auteur

Ana Castillo amerikai novellaíró, esszéíró

Ana Castillo novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer

Ana Castillo US-amerikanische Feministin, Schriftstellerin

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Castillo, Ana María Hernández del

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Hernández del Castillo, Ana

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אנה קסטיו

آنا کاستیلو

ಅನಾ ಕ್ಯಾಸ್ಟಿಲ್ಲೊ

安娜.卡斯提洛

Languages
English (228)

Spanish (52)

German (6)

Turkish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Peel 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 verseMy daughter, my son, the eagle the dove : an Aztec chantSapogonia : (an anti-romance in 3/8 meter)