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By Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez

This is the tale of a outstanding girl whose creative venture used to be to narrate Mexican cultural background to English-language readers. A world-renowned playwright within the Nineteen Thirties and best-selling novelist within the Nineteen Forties, Josefina Niggli released at a time whilst Chicana/o literature used to be now not but famous as such. Her works printed Mexico from an insider's perspective, even if she chanced on herself suffering from publishers who sought after an American hero pitted opposed to a Mexican villain.M

Niggli's existence adventure transpired in Mexico, Texas, the East Coast within the pre-World conflict II years, and North Carolina, with jaunts to Hollywood and to England, all in an period while few U.S. girls writers have been in a position to submit. just recently has Niggli bought severe cognizance as students of Chicana/o literature realize her as one of many earliest Mexican American writers to target lifestyles lived among cultures and countries. This scholarly biography, such as choices from a few of Niggli's unrecognized writings, is designed to solidify her position within the literary canon.

"Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez's unheard of booklet, Josefina Niggli, Mexican-American author: A serious Biography, is an impressive contribution to the scholarly examine of the existence and works of the intense binational and transnational author, Josefina Niggli. From poems to brief tales and theatrical performs to novels, [Martínez] presents the reader with wide and particular biographical information interspersed with key decisions of Niggli's lesser identified or unpublished writings. Martínez's groundbreaking ebook should be a primary paintings for any destiny learn undertaken in this Mexican American writer's inventive construction and on Chicana/o literature in general."--María Herrera Sobek, writer of Chicano Folklore: A Handbook (2006) and affiliate vice chancellor on the collage of California, Santa Barbara

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