La Castañeda Insane Asylum: Narratives of Pain in Modern Mexico
University of Oklahoma Press
January 12, 2021
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.58 inches | 0.84 pounds
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About the Author
Author, translator, and critic Cristina Rivera Garza is the author of six novels, three of which have been translated into English: No One Will See Me Cry, The Iliac Crest, and The Taiga Syndrome. She is the founder of the PhD program in creative writing in Spanish and distinguished professor at the University of Houston. Robin Myers is a Mexico City-based translator and poet.
Laura Kanost is an associate professor of Spanish at Kansas State University. Her studies on constructions of gender and disability in Latin American literature have appeared in various journals, including Hispanic Review and Frontiers. She is the editor of the open access journal Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature. She lives in Manhattan, Kansas.
"The author not only takes us inside the complexities of the asylum and its social context but also gives a present identity to individuals who were never able to have it in the past, making them unforgettable for the reader."---Claudia Guillén in Revista de la Universidad de México