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Prospero"s daughter the prose of Rosario Castellanos by Joanna O"Connell

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English



  • Mexico.


  • Castellanos, Rosario -- Prose.,
  • Literature and society -- Mexico.,
  • Women in literature.,
  • Feminism in literature.,
  • Social problems in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Joanna O"Connell.
SeriesThe Texas Pan American series
LC ClassificationsPQ7297.C2596 Z76 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 263 p. ;
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1272479M
ISBN 100292760418, 0292760426
LC Control Number95003795

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