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Mexico City, Mexico, 25 May Grew up in Comitan; family moved to Mexico City,after losing its estate in land reforms. Married Ricardo Guerra in divorced ; one son.


Visited Spain, France, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany, ; casteloanos, Chiapas cultural programmes,and staff member, Institute of Arts and Sciences, both in Tuxtla Gutierrez; director, El Teatro Guinol puppet theatre for the National Indigenist Institute, San Cristobal,and toured Chiapas, ; journalist for various Mexico City newspapers and periodicals, from ; press and information director,and professor of comparative literature,National Autonomous University, Mexico City, ; visiting professor of Latin American literature at the United States universities of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Colorado, all ; Mexican ambassador to Israel, Tel Aviv, and lecturer in Mexican literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Another Way To Be: Selected Works poetry, essays, storiesedited and translated by Myralyn F.


Meditacion en el doman Antologia poetica, edited by Julian Palley. Dorward, in Neophilologus, 69, ; The Double Strand: Essays on Latin American Literature edited by E. Rogers, ; Lives on the Line: In fact, most of her writing is intimately bound to her biography, reflecting from her personal perspective events and conditions around her.

Humour in her writing takes the form of irony. Themes in her essays weekly newspaper columns written for several Mexico City newspapers such as social inequality, injustice, and feminist thought, along with a sense of personal isolation and an almost obsessive concern with death, casteolanos echoed in her novels, short stories, theatre, and, especially, poetry.

Her native characters seem authentic because they emerge from her first-hand observation of, and personal contact with, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal of Chiapas.

Oficio de tinieblas provides a bridge between her advocacy of the native and her focus on women from a feminist perspective, The protagonist is deemed inferior rsario both natives and Creoles because she is a woman, a native, and barren. El eterno femenino The Eternal Femininedespite its ironic humour, is a serious work, which deserves to be regarded as the pinnacle of her feminist writings.


Using a double stage, Castellanos criticizes the reality of contemporary Mexican women as they play the roles dictated by the present-day myths of innocent bride, self-sacrificing wife, fulfilled castelpanos, emancipated woman, mistress, and prostitute, while simultaneously recreating more authentic portraits of historical women long rpman rendered into myths in Mexico: She speaks directly and intimately to her women readers about their isolation and the constraints that have limited their lives.

Obras, edited by Eduardo Mejfa.