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Source: Voices 

Contributed by Patricia Bostian, Central Piedmont Community College

Viramontes is a Chicana writer who tackles the oppression and racism that Chicana women live with in her short stories and her novel. 

Primary Works

The Moths and Other Stories. Arte Publico Press: Houston, TX, 1985. PS3572 .I63 M6

"'Nopalitos': The Making of Fiction, Testimonio." Eds. Asunción Horno-Delgado, et al. Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1989. 33-38.

Under the Feet of Jesus. Dutton: New York, NY, 1995. PS3572 .I63 U53

"She Writes Ofrenda." Máscaras. Ed. Lucha Corpi. Berkeley, CA: Third Woman, 1997. 125-31.

Their Dogs Came With Them: A Novel. Dutton: New York, NY, 2000.

Viramontes, Helena Maria, and Maria Herrera-Sobek, Eds. Chicana Creativity and Criticism: Charting New Frontiers in American Literature. Houston: Arte Publico, 1988. PS508 .M4 C52

---. Chicana (W)rites: On Word and Film. Berkeley, CA: Third Woman Press, 1995.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Castillo, Debra A. "Helena María Viramontes (1954-)." in West-Durán, Alan and others. eds. Latino and Latina Writers, I: Introductory Essays, Chicano and Chicana Authors; II: Cuban and Cuban American Authors, Dominican and Other Authors, Puerto Rican Authors. NY: Scribner's, 2004.

Gutiérrez y Muhs, Gabriella. Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile: Theorizing the Space of Exile, Class, and Identity. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2006.

Kevane, Bridget and Juanita Heredia. "Praying for Knowledge: An Interview with Helena María Viramontes." in Kevane, Bridget and Heredia, Juanita. eds. Latina Self-Portraits: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2000.

Mermann-Jozwiak, Elisabeth. Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2009.

Saldívar-Hull, Sonia. Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature. Berkeley: U of California P, 2000.

Sandoval, Anna M. Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas: Repression and Resistance in Chicana and Mexicana Literature. Austin: U of Texas P, 2008.

Wiley, Catherine, and Fiona R. Barnes. eds. Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home. NY: Garland, 1996.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Helena María Viramontes." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap10/viramontes.html (provide page date or date of your login). 
 

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