elena garro

25 Aug

Many of you don’t know – but I like to write.  I go to a writer’s workshop once  a week and secretely hope that one day, I can be a published author.  Big dreams for geeky me.

Elena Garro was a playwright, novelist, choreographer. journalist, screenwriter, poet, and political activist.  Oh, and she was once married to that poet and Nobel Laureate dude, Octavio Paz.

Basically, she was the Frida Kahlo of Latin American literature.

My favorite story by Elena Garro is “La Culpa es de Los Tlaxcaltecas” – below you will find an excerpt from the story.   The main character’s name is Laura and she is crazy but brilliant – coincidence?  I think not.


:: LG

Laura Gómez/Latina Geek


5 Responses to “elena garro”

  1. Claire August 26, 2009 at 4:36 am #

    This is great…and so true. The words of my parents and grandparents might as well have been chunks of obsidian, hard and sharp at times but also the basis for tools I would use all my life.

  2. Catherine September 2, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    Can’t wait to read one of her plays. Where did you find her? She’s great!

  3. BOBBY GEE September 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    I will have to check it out. Have you checked out Brasilian writers Fernando Pessoa and Pedra Bonita. They are great.

  4. Bobby Gee September 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    True Check out Brasilian writer Fernando Pessoa. http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

  5. chano January 20, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    mi Libro favorito: Uno soñaba que era rey

    de Enrique Serna


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