Weeping Women

Weeping Women

La Llorona in Modern Latina and Chicana Lore

Edited by Kathleen Alcalá and Norma Elia Cantú

Understanding the legend and legacy of La Llorona, the weeping woman

One of the most pervasive yet least studied figures in Latin American culture is La Llorona, the weeping woman. Doomed to wander riverbanks searching for her children, she is both cursed and revered, especially in Mexico and the U.S. borderlands but also throughout Central and South America. The legend tells ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595342751
  • Published: April 2024


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  • 9781595342768
  • Published: April 2024