Gloria Anzaldua's "Borderlands/La Frontera" Book Review by Professor McNamara

Gloria Anzaldua's "Borderlands/La Frontera"
A summary and analysis of Gloria Anzaldua's book about culture and life on the U.S.-Mexican border.
# 63416 | 2,123 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 24, 2006 in English (General) , Women Studies (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper introduces, summarizes and analyzes Gloria Anzaldua's book, "Borderlands". The paper explains that Anzaldua's book is about the identities of the people who live on the borderlands and, in particular, of those who are immersed in contradictory cultures.

From the Paper:

"Individuals derive their sense of identity from their culture. In Borderlands/La Frontera, Anzaldua crafts a collage of lyric and prose, myth and autobiography, Spanish and English, past and present, inviting her readers to experience the clash of cultures. Through literary experimentation with the autobiography genre, Anzaldua was able to express her Chicana Mestiza identity as a site of multiple and often over-lapping and contradictory subjectivities."

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