Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios - Pages 140 - 168 Summary & Analysis

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"Canto Florido": Moraga likens those words which are thought but never spoken to flowers which rest on the tip of the mouth.

"Looking for the Insatiable Woman": Every person hears a story which affects them deeply. In Mexican culture, there is the story of "La Mujer Llorena" or the crying woman. In this story, a woman finds out her husband has betrayed her and drowns their children. On account of this grave sin, she is sentenced to spend eternity wandering the earth looking for her children. This story has had a profound effect upon Moraga even though she did not explicitly hear the story until she was well into her adulthood. She first experienced the story when she was twenty-seven. She was working at a restaurant. A certain white lesbian frequently came in and would teach Moraga about communism, feminism, and...

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