Gloria Anzaldúa (3100 words)

AnaLouise Keating (Texas Woman's University)
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Although Gloria Anzaldúa often described herself primarily as a fiction writer and poet, her published work crosses multiple genres, ranging from poetry, short stories, and children’s books to autobiographical narratives, interviews, theoretical essays, and multi-genre edited and co-edited collections. She is most highly regarded for her autobiographically-inflected, mixed-genre prose in pieces like Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and “La Prieta”. A transdisciplinary author, Anzaldúa’s work draws from, builds on, and transforms a variety of academic disciplines and intellectual fields, including American Studies, Chicana/o studies, composition studies, cultural studies, English, ethnic studies, and women’s …

Citation: Keating, AnaLouise. "Gloria Anzaldúa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 December 2011 [, accessed 30 November 2021.]

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