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Viramontes, Helena María 1954-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 5,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Psychological fiction  Drama  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator
Classifications: PS3572.I63, 813.54
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Chicana creativity and criticism : charting new frontiers in American literature by Conference on Chicana Creativity and Criticism Charting New Frontiers in American Literature( )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative combination of original poetry, prose, criticism, and visual art documents the continuing growth of literature by and about Chicanas. Through innovative use of language and images, the artists represented here explore female sexuality, economic and social injustice, gender roles, and the contributions of critical theory
Under the feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mexican fruit pickers in California. The protagonists are a youth who is sprayed with pesticide by a plane and the girl who saves him. The novel describes the harsh conditions under which migrant workers live, the heat, the cramped quarters, the hand-to-mouth existence
Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by informative entries which place the authors in their cultural and historical context, the selections in this collection are as diverse as Hispanic culture itself and as varied as the personalities of their authors
The moths and other stories by Helena María Viramontes( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos often form the backdrop for these haunting stories, but the central theme is the social and cultural values which shape women's lives and which they struggle against with varying degrees of success."--Amazon.com
Their dogs came with them : a novel by Helena María Viramontes( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Award-winning author of Under the Feet of Jesus, Helena Maria Viramontes offers a profoundly gritty portrait of everyday life in L.A. in this lyrically muscular, artfully crafted novel. In the barrio of East Los Angeles, a group of unbreakable young women struggle to find their way through the turbulent urban landscape of the 1960s. Androgynous Turtle is a homeless gang member. Ana devotes herself to a mentally ill brother. Ermila is a teenager poised between childhood and political consciousness. And Tranquilina, the daughter of missionaries, finds hope in faith. In prose that is potent and street tough, Viramontes has choreographed a tragic dance of death and rebirth. Julia Alvarez has called Viramontes "one of the important multicultural voices of American literature." Their Dogs Came with Them further proves the depth and talent of this essential author
Chicana (w)rites : on word and film( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arroyo by Lisa Louise Gonzales( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and powerful novel about the lives of the men, women, and children who endure a second-class existence and labor under dangerous conditions as migrant workers in California's fields."Viramontes depicts this world with sensuous physicality...working firmly in the social-realist vein of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle."--Publishers WeeklyAt the center of this powerful tale is Estrella, a girl about to cross the perilous border to womanhood. What she knows of life comes from her mother, who has survived abandonment by her husband in a land that treats her as if she were invisible, even though she and her children pick the crops of the farms that feed its people. But within Estrella, seeds of growth and change are stirring. And in the arms of Alejo, they burst into a full, fierce flower as she tastes the joy and pain of first love. Pushed to the margins of society, she learns to fight back and is able to help the young farmworker she loves when his ambitions and very life are threatened in a harvest of death. Infused with the beauty of the California landscape and shifting splendors of the passing seasons juxtaposed with the bleakness of poverty, this vividly imagined novel is worthy of the people it celebrates and whose story it tells so magnificently. The simple lyrical beauty of Viramontes' prose, her haunting use of image and metaphor, and the urgency of her themes all announce Under the Feat of Jesus as a landmark work of American fiction.Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature
Estrella von den Feldern Roman by Helena María Viramontes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trini by Estela Portillo Trambley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole novel of beloved Chicana author Estela Portillo Trambley, Trini is the epic story of one girl's journey across borders and into womanhood. Born in the rural region of the Tarahumara (Raramuri) people in Mexico, Trini shares her family's struggle to squeeze a living out of her beautiful but inhospitable land. But she is sustained by the rich traditions of her Mestiza heritage, the adopted traditions of the Tarahumara, and by her own intelligence and spirit. As a young woman, she crosses into the United States to pursue her dreams of independence and land ownership. Trini is a novel distinguished by the richness and beauty of its language and by its rare depiction of life in the Borderlands in the 1940s and 1950s. Most remarkable of all is its portrait of a sensitive and courageous young Chicana woman, whose quiet heroism resonates from every page. Here restored to print with a new foreword, this early novel of the Mexican American experience is bound to take its rightful place among contemporary classics of multicultural American literature
Woman words : poetry by women( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's being read and why by Nancy Bereano( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panel presents a variety of views regarding the composition of women's studies curricula. Discussions focus on the relation between women's studies and lesbian studies, the attitudes of female students toward feminism on campus, and methods of communicating feminist ideas more effectively through small presses, activism and even gossip
Hispanic American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mestizaje del canon : Helena María Viramontes by Lydia H Rodríguez( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting writers series, 1991-92( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 1991-92 academic year
The boys by Mary-Margaret Stevens( )

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

Women and migration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helena María Viramontes Collection Writings, Correspondence & Publicity by Helena María Viramontes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helena María Viramontes is a Mexican-American laureate writer and Professor of English at Cornell University. The influences of her writing come form her childhood in East, LA, and the United Farm Workers movement
All about skin : short fiction by women of color by Jina Ortiz( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All About Skin features twenty-seven stories by women writers of color whose short fiction has earned them a range of honors ... The prose in this multicultural anthology addresses such themes as racial prejudice, media portrayal of beauty, and family relationships and spans genres from the comic and the surreal to startling realism. It demonstrates the power and range of some of the most exciting women writing short fiction today
Helena Maria Viramontes reads from her work by Helena María Viramontes( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viramontes reads excerpts from her short story "Tears on My Pillow", and an excerpt from her new novella
 
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Under the feet of Jesus
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Under the feet of JesusShort fiction by Hispanic writers of the United StatesThe moths and other storiesTheir dogs came with them : a novelHelena María Viramontes en sus proprias palabrasFemale mythologies in contemporary Chicana literature
Alternative Names
Helena Maria Viramontes American writer

Helena Maria Viramontes Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Helena Maria Viramontes écrivaine américaine

Helena Maria Viramontes escriptora estatunidenca

Helena Maria Viramontes escritora estadounidense

Helena Maria Viramontes novelista estauxunidense

Viramontes, Helena M. 1954-

הלנה מריה וירמונטס סופרת אמריקאית

Languages
English (133)

Spanish (5)

German (1)