The Legend of La Llorona: A Short Novel (1984)

Legend of La Llorona, Draft, "Malinche, La Llorona," Revised.

This is a draft of Legend of La Llorona that Anaya completed in August 1983, about a year after starting to write the story. The revised manuscript contains typed as well as handwritten edits, with a table of contents listing the 14 chapters added in the front.

Legend of La Llorona, First Draft, Revised.

In this version of the first draft of Legend of La Llorona, Anaya continues to rework the story in its early stages of development. The manuscript contains handwritten corrections and marginal notes in both black ink and in pencil.

Legend of La Llorona, First Draft, Edited.

This is the first draft of the short novel Legend of La Llorona. The manuscript is heavily edited and contains many structural and stylistic notes and corrections in Anaya’s handwriting.

The Legend of La Llorona: A Short Novel

A short novel published in 1984, in which Anaya reconstructs the famous story of La Llorona, delving into the tale's historical origins, mythological powers, and communal functions.

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