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This is the first serious study tracing La Malinche in texts from the conquest period to the present day. It is also the first study to delineate the transformation of this historical figure into a literary sign with multiple manifestations. Using a feminist perspective, she convincingly demonstrates how the literary depiction and presentation of La Malinche is tied to the political agenda of the moment.
She also shows how the symbol of La Malinche has changed over time through the impact of sociopolitical events on the literary expression.
Sandra Messinger Cypess. Aztec Society before the Conquest. The Nationalists View. La Malinche on Stage. Revisions of the Cultural Metaphor. Reformation of the Tradition by Chicana Writers.
The Malinche Paradigm as Subtext. This explains the success of the contemptuous adjective malinchista recently put into circulation by the newspapers to denounce all those who have been corrupted by foreign influences. The malinchistas are those who want Mexico to open itself to the outside world: the true It is because of this faith that she sees the destruction of the Aztec empire, the conquest of Mexico, and as such, the termination of her indigenous world as inevitable.
The Devil's Daughter When she died, lightning struck in the north, and on the new stone altar the incense burned all night long. Her mystic pulsing silenced, the ancient idol shattered, her name devoured by the wind in one deep growl her name so like the salt depths of the sea — little remained. Only a half-germinated seed. La Malinche as Palimpsest.
La Malinche in Mexican Literature: From History to Myth
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La Malinche in Mexican Literature
La Malinche in Mexican Literature : From History to Myth
Sandra Messinger Cypess. Of all the historical characters known from the time of the Spanish conquest of the New World, none has proved more pervasive or controversial than that of the Indian interpreter, guide, mistress, and confidante of Hernan Cortes, Dona Marina - La Malinche - Malintzin. An Amerindian woman who was given as a gift to Cortes, she bore him a son whose birth symbolized the intermingling of races that would form the Mexican nation. She becomes not only the mother of the mestizo but also the Mexican Eve, the symbol of national betrayal. Very little documented evidence is available about Dona Marina. This work - the first serious study tracing La Malinche in texts from the conquest period to the present day - covers all genres: the chronicles, narratives, essays, plays, and poems.