Estudos em homenagem a Margarida Llosa
Mestiçagem, linhagem e sexo nos romances de Rudolfo Anaya
João de Mancelos
AbstractWhat does it mean to be a half-breed in New Mexico, amongst so many ethnic, linguistic and cultural cross roads? What historical and social importance is given to lineage? Where does the crossbreed woman stand? In this essay I will analyse the way in which the father of Mexican American literature, Rudolfo Anaya, perceives the mixing of races lineage and sex in his novels Heart of Aztlán (1976), Albuquerque (1992), Rio Grande Fall (1996) and Shaman Winter (1999). My main purpose is to demonstrate that Anaya’s fictional universe echoes, in a precise way, the values and prejudices that still exist in Mexican American society by revealing the contradictions and exposing the changes. In order to do this, I will refer to specific episodes of those novels and interpret them in light of sociology and feminism, solicit the opinion of distinguished thinkers, such as Angel Vigil, Rafael Pérez-Torres and Gloria Anzaldúa, among others.
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