Boullosa, Carmen, author., Kanellos, Nicolás, translator., Contains (expression) : Boullosa, Carmen. Cuando México se (re)apropia de Texas. English., Contains (expression) : Boullosa, Carmen. Cuando México se (re)apropia de Texas., Boullosa, Carmen. Essays. Selections. English., Boullosa, Carmen. Essays. Selections., and Boullosa, Carmen, author.
Essays. and Translations.
Residents on both sides of the Rio Grande, or the Rio Bravo as it's known in Mexico, have suffered horrific violence as numerous peoples have sought control of the land. In 1836, in what is now Texas, a young girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches who behaved "like vengeful drug dealers," spearing, scalping and castrating their victims. Spared death, she was adopted by the tribe, only to be "saved" twenty years later by the Texas Rangers. Today, kidnappings continue in Mexico. In this wide-ranging collection of 29 essays, internationally renowned Mexican novelist and essayist Carmen Boullosa explores issues that unite and separate Americans and Mexicans, from the nineteenth century to the present. Themes of greed and barbarism abound. There's Dimaso Salazar, a Mexican captain who in 1841 strung the ears of fallen Texans on a necklace; Susana Chavez, a poet and activist brutally murdered after protesting the killings of women in Ciudad Juarez; and Edelmiro Cavazos, the mayor of the city of Santiago, who was executed during Mexico's ruthless drug wars. Violence is still common on both sides of the border. These thought-provoking essays delve into a variety of subjects, including Occupy Wall Street and Arizona's political offensive against immigrants. Long a feminist, Boullosa also shares her perspective on women's rights, musing on the repression of women artists and the lack of recognition for their work. Similarly, women who participated in wars and rebellions have been forgotten, and the author asserts that erasing them from our memory hurts us all. Containing the author's original Spanish and Nicolas Kanellos' English translation, these are absorbing reflections on Texas-Mexico border history, women's issues, art and literature.
LITERARY characters, GROUP identity in literature, and WOMEN in literature
The article discusses the role of the wounded, defiant body of M. de Fleurcy/Claire Fleurcy/Clara Flor in Carmen Boullosa’s 1994 novel "Duerme." It is said that Claire’s insistence on being born to and for physical pleasure serves to question the gendered, racial and social identities that she occupies.
American Poetry Review. Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p24-26. 3p.
ANGEL Sound, Mexico City (Poem), BOULLOSA, Carmen, 1954-, and HAMMOND, Catherine
The poem "Angel Sound, Mexico City" by Carmen Boullosa and translated from the Spanish by Catherine Hammond is presented. First Line: I do not hear what I need to tell you. Last Line: I gained a sound, that here, only a little, with just a hint, I share.
This article will explain how Carmen Boullosa creates a stifling world of urban gothic in 1950s Mexico City. Her novel Antes (1989) presents disconcerting evocations of childhood though which the space of the family home as a place of security is inverted (female Gothic). This article will explore the Catholic legacy in Mexico dating from the Colonial period and will examine how both Boullosa's novel and Angels from the Abyss by Enrique Serna are infused with these haunting inheritances of the Spiritual Conquest. The symbols and language of Catholicism are blurred in both novels, in particular in relation to mysticism and heresy, God and the Devil. This article will explore how the Gothic genre is used in Mexico as a means of criticizing Catholicism and its colonial legacy from within. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Journal of Iberian & Latin American Studies. Aug/Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2/3, p109-121. 13p.
WOMEN'S history, WOMEN in literature, WOMEN authors, WOMEN & literature, LITERATURE -- Women authors, and WOMEN novelists
The article offers information on the book "Llanto: novelas imposibles," by Carmen Boullosa, which portrays a historical scenario that has become part of many Mexican novels. It explores the content of the novel from a different angle and its ability to break with canonical modes of historical and literary presentation. It states that Boullosa uses surrealism strategy by inflecting it with the literary imagery of "real maravilloso americano." It examines the debate revolving around the entrance of Mexican women into historical records and displaying the impossible making of her story within Mexican society.