Articulating a Geography of Pain: Metaphor, Memory, and Movement in Helena María Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them

  title={Articulating a Geography of Pain: Metaphor, Memory, and Movement in Helena Mar{\'i}a Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them},
  author={Alicia Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.},
  pages={24 - 38}
  • Alicia Muñoz
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Art
  • MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.
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