Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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The overall effect is a catechism based on the writings of the mystic. Written by a Colombian, the book is nationalistic in tone and hagiographic, taking pride in Madre Castillo as a Spanish American mystic in the tradition of European mystics of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Perricone, too, is somewhat uncritical of Madre Castillo and accepts her writing at face value. However, she provides a valuable listing of key themes in the author’s work, including her mastery of the Divine Office. Finally, Robledo comments on the impact of Madre Castillo’s confessors’ demands on her writing, noting how the author manipulated the male clerics’ expectations to generate drama in her life narrative and show her special status as one of the elect in God’s divine order.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Work by Madre Castillo

Obras completas. 2 vols. Ed. Dario Achury Valenzuela. Bogotá: Talleres Gráficos del Banco de la República, 1968.

Works about Madre Castillo

Antoni, Claudio G. “Women of the Early Modern Period: A Late Baroque Devotional Writer: Madre Castillo.” Vox Benedictina 4.2 (April 1987): 155–68.

Flores, Ángel, ed. The Literature of Spanish America. Vol. 1. New York: Las Américas Publishing Co., 1966.

Gimbernat de González, Ester. “El discurso sonámbulo de la Madre Castillo.” Letras Femeninas 13.1–2 (1987): 43–52.

McKnight, Kathryn Joy. The Mystic of Tunja: The Writings of Madre Castillo, 1671–1742. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.

Morales Borrero, María Teresa. La Madre Castillo: Su espiritualidad y su estilo. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo, 1968.

Perricone, Catherine R. “La Madre Castillo: Mística para América.” Santa Teresa y la literatura mística hispánica. Ed. Manuel Criado de Val. Madrid: Edi-6, 1984.

Robledo, Ángela I. “La Madre Castillo: autobiografía mística y discurso marginal.” Letras Femeninas 18.1–2 (1992): 55–63.

JOHN F. CROSSEN

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Notes xxix
  • Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690) 1
  • Julia Alvarez (1950–) 7
  • Angela of Foligno (c.1248–1309) 13
  • Katherine Burton (1884–1969) 18
  • Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639) 24
  • Madre Castillo (1671–1742) 29
  • Bibliography 33
  • Willa Cather (1873–1947) 34
  • Bibliography 39
  • Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) 41
  • Bibliography 45
  • Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) 46
  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) 52
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954–) 57
  • Clare of Assisi (1194–1253) 63
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952–) 68
  • Elizabeth Cullinan (1933–) 74
  • Dorothy Day (1897–1980) 81
  • Annie Dillard (1945–) 89
  • Louise Erdrich (1954–) 95
  • Rosario FerrÉ (1938–) 102
  • Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812–1885) 108
  • Rumer Godden (1907–1998) 114
  • Bibliography 120
  • Caroline Gordon (1895–1981) 121
  • Mary Gordon (1949–) 129
  • Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920) 136
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 143
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 149
  • Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924) 155
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 161
  • Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c. 935–c. 975) 169
  • Bibliography 173
  • Marie de L’incarnation (1599–1672) 175
  • Sor Juana InÉs de la Cruz (1648–1695) 181
  • Julian of Norwich (c. 1342–after 1413) 187
  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887–1956) 193
  • Margery Kempe (c. 1373–c. 1440) 200
  • Bibliography 205
  • Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (1851–1926) 207
  • Mary Lavin (1912–1996) 213
  • Bibliography 218
  • Denise Levertov (1923–1997) 220
  • Notes 226
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987) 228
  • Mary Mccarthy (1912–1989) 235
  • Rigoberta MenchÚ (1959–) 241
  • Alice Meynell (1847–1922) 247
  • Pilar MillÁn Astray (1879–1949) 254
  • Kathleen Norris (1947–) 261
  • Edna O’brien (1932–) 267
  • Bibliography 273
  • Flannery O’connor (1925–1964) 275
  • Bibliography 280
  • Eunice Odio (1919–1974) 283
  • Sister Carol Anne O’marie (1933–) 289
  • Bibliography 294
  • Emilia Pardo BazÁn (1851–1921) 295
  • Bibliography 299
  • Christine de Pizan (1365–c.1430) 301
  • Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) 308
  • Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) 315
  • Antonia Pulci (1452–1501) 320
  • Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) 326
  • Mary Anne Sadlier (1820–1903) 333
  • Bibliography 337
  • Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) 338
  • Bibliography 342
  • Valerie Sayers (1952–) 344
  • Bibliography 350
  • Sophie Rostopchine, Countess de SÉgur (1799–1874) 351
  • Muriel Spark (1918–) 357
  • Edith Stein (1891–1942) 362
  • Bibliography 367
  • Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) 369
  • Notes 374
  • Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) 375
  • Bibliography 380
  • ThÉrÈse of Lisieux (1873–1897) 381
  • Bibliography 386
  • Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) 387
  • Bibliography 392
  • Simone Weil (1909–1943) 394
  • Antonia White (1899–1980) 398
  • Selected General Bibliography 403
  • Index 409
  • About the Editor and Contributors 417
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