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Light Into Shadow

Marginality and Alienation in the Work of Elena Garro

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Julie A. Winkler

For decades, the creative combination of myth, fantasy, history, and reality in Elena Garro's work has fascinated students and scholars of Mexican literature. This book highlights marginality, a recurrent theme throughout Garro's work. Postmodernism, feminism, and theory on historical drama and marginality provide the means to examine how marginal characters evolve into alienated ones. Rather than presenting a limited focus on only one genre, all of Garro's fiction – novel, short story, and theater – is examined. This in-depth coverage permits veteran Garro readers and initiates alike to enter into the entire glorious world of one of the premier writers of twentieth-century Mexico.