Spanish American Women Writers

Spanish American Women Writers Author Diane E. Marting
ISBN-10 0313251940
Release 1990
Pages 645
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superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay

Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay Author Doris Meyer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032357397
Release 1995
Pages 246
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Latin American women have long written essays on topics ranging from gender identity and the female experience to social injustice, political oppression, lack of educational opportunities, and the need for female solidarity in a patriarchal environment. But this rich vein of writing has often been ignored and is rarely studied. This volume of twenty-one original studies by noted experts in Latin American literature seeks to recover and celebrate the accomplishments of Latin American women essayists. Taking a variety of critical approaches, the authors look at the way women writers have interpreted the essay genre, molded it to their expression, and created an intellectual tradition of their own. Some of writers they treat are Flora Tristan, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Victoria Ocampo, Alfonsina Storni, Rosario Ferre, Christina Peri Rossi, and Elena Poniatowska.

A Companion to Latin American Women Writers

A Companion to Latin American Women Writers Author Brigida M. Pastor
ISBN-10 9781855662360
Release 2012
Pages 253
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This volume offers a critical study of a representative selection of Latin American women writers who have made major contributions to all literary genres and represent a wide range of literary perspectives and styles. Many of these women have attained the highest literary honours: Gabriela Mistral won the Nobel Prize in 1945; Clarice Lispector attracted the critical attention of theorists working mainly outside the Hispanic area; others have made such telling contributions to particular strands of literature that their names are immediately evocative of specific currents or styles. Elena Poniatowska is associated with testimonial writing; Isabel Allende and Laura Esquivel are known for the magical realism of their texts; others, such as Juana de Ibarbourou and Laura Restrepo remain relatively unknown despite their contributions to erotic poetry and to postcolonial prose fiction respectively. The distinctiveness of this volume lies in its attention to writers from widely differing historical and social contexts and to the diverse theoretical approaches adopted by the authors. Brígida M. Pastor teaches Latin American literature and film at the University of Glasgow . Her publications include Fashioning Cuban Feminism and Beyond, El discurso de Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda: Identidad Femenina y Otredad; and Discursos Caribenhos: Historia, Literatura e Cinema Lloyd Hughes Davies teaches Spanish American Literature at Swansea University. His publications include Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus and Projections of Peronism in Argentine Autobiography, Biography and Fiction.

The Boundaries of the Fantastic

The Boundaries of the Fantastic Author Linda S. Zee
ISBN-10 IND:30000001745888
Release 1993
Pages 434
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The Boundaries of the Fantastic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Boundaries of the Fantastic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Boundaries of the Fantastic book for free.

Spanish American Women s Use of the Word

Spanish American Women s Use of the Word Author Stacey Schlau
ISBN-10 0816517126
Release 2001
Pages 221
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Women's participation, both formal and informal, in the creation of what we now call Spanish America is reflected in its literary legacy. Stacey Schlau examines what women from a wide spectrum of classes and races have to say about the societies in which they lived and their place in them. Schlau has written the first book to study a historical selection of Spanish American women's writings with an emphasis on social and political themes. Through their words, she offers an alternative vision of the development of narrative genresÑcritical, fictional, and testimonialÑfrom colonial times to the present. The authors considered here represent the chronological yet nonlinear development of women's narrative. They include Teresa Romero Zapata, accused before the Inquisition of being a false visionary; InŽs Su‡rez, nun and writer of spiritual autobiography; Gertrudis G—mez de Avellaneda, author of an indigenist historical romance; Magda Portal, whose biography of Flora Trist‡n furthered her own political agenda; Dora Alonso, who wrote revolutionary children's books; Domitila Barrios de Chungara, political leader and organizer; Elvira OrphŽe, whose novel unpacks the psychology of the torturer; and several others who address social and political struggles that continue to the present day. Although the writers treated here may seem to have little in common, all sought to maneuver through institutions and systems and insert themselves into public life by using the written word, often through the appropriation and modification of mainstream genres. In examining how these authors stretched the boundaries of genre to create a multiplicity of hybrid forms, Schlau reveals points of convergence in the narrative tradition of challenging established political and social structures. Outlining the shape of this literary tradition, she introduces us to a host of neglected voices, as well as examining better-known ones, who demonstrate that for women, simply writing can be a political act.

Latin American Women Writers

Latin American Women Writers Author Myriam Yvonne Jehenson
ISBN-10 0791425592
Release 1995
Pages 201
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"Study examines class, race, and gender in literature, concentrating on 1950s. Offers comparison with European writers, which helps to illuminate our understanding of Julieta Campos, Luisa Valenzuela, Cristina Peri Rosi, Helena Perente Cunha, Rigoberta Menchâu, Domitila Barrios, and Carolina Marâia de Jesus"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Latin American women s writing

Latin American women s writing Author Anny Brooksbank Jones
ISBN-10 0198715137
Release 1996
Pages 250
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The twelve essays in this volume on Latin American women's writing are written from an explicitly theoretical and academic feminist perspective. The contributors - leading female academics working in Latin America, the US, and Europe - rethink notions of gendered and cultural identity andexamine the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts.The volume has been designed to appeal to various academic needs. It offers fresh readings of canonized writers, such as Marie Luisa Bombal and Rosario Castellanos; studies of established writers, such as Elena Poniatowska, Griselda Gambaro, Alejandra Pizarnik and Sonia Coutinho; and essays on LatinAmerican, Hispanic Caribbean and Latina writers currently building their literary reputation. The theoretical feminist approaches reflect some of the most influential strands in current Latin American feminist criticism; psychoanalysis, post-structuralist and Marxist approaches are represented withtheir diverse post-colonial and philosophical inflections. The editorial introduction draws out the theoretical assumptions of each essay and relates these to the general aims of the volume.

Spanish Women Writers and Spain s Civil War

Spanish Women Writers and Spain s Civil War Author Maryellen Bieder
ISBN-10 9781134777167
Release 2016-12
Pages 256
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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the urban proletariat. Provoking heated passions on both sides, the Civil War soon became an international phenomenon that inspired a number of literary works reflecting the impact of the war on foreign and national writers. While the literature of the period has been the subject of scholarship, women's literary production has not been studied as a body of work in the same way that literature by men has been, and its unique features have not been examined. Addressing this lacuna in literary studies, this volume provides fresh perspectives on well-known women writers, as well as less studied ones, whose works take the Spanish Civil War as a theme. The authors represented in this collection reflect a wide range of political positions. Writers such as Maria Zambrano, Mercè Rodoreda, and Josefina Aldecoa were clearly aligned with the Republic, whereas others, including Mercedes Salisachs and Liberata Masoliver, sympathized with the Nationalists. Most, however, are situated in a more ambiguous political space, although the ethics and character portraits that emerge in their works might suggest Republican sympathies. Taken together, the essays are an important contribution to scholarship on literature inspired by this pivotal point in Spanish history.

Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women

Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women Author Catherine Larson
ISBN-10 0838755690
Release 2004
Pages 216
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In the seventeen dramatic texts examined in this study, women writers from Spanish America have self-consciously incorporated games into their plays' structures to highlight from a woman's perspective the idea that life, as well as the theatre, is a game. Some dramas are so overtly about games that the word appears significantly in their titles. Others reflect game playing in less direct ways or connect metatheatrical examinations of role-playing to the ludic. In every drama examined, however, a game of some sort plays a key role in the construction of the playtest. By looking at the nature and number of the games played in these women-authored dramas from the past fifty years, we can see the ways in which play is used to effect social control and the connections between play and aggression, gender, history and politics. In these representative dramas, the theatre serves as a vehicle for encouraging audiences to think about (if not act upon) the issues that have shaped Spanish America. Games, rules, winners and losers join together as the playwrights explore events and times of fundamental importance in the countries' historical and political evolutions.

Madres Del Verbo

Madres Del Verbo Author Nina M. Scott
ISBN-10 0826321445
Release 1999
Pages 395
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These representative works by early Spanish American women writers are the first to be made available in a bilingual edition. The texts provide an overview of writers from the Colonial period to the nineteenth century. They include an exploration account, the vida of a mystic, an autobiography of a transvestite, poetry by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, essays, and two novellas. While all of the writers shared being white and literate, their life experiences were extremely diverse, and themes of repression, both personal and political, permeate the collection. Scott's introduction emphasizes the networks of friendship and support among women writers that developed, especially in the nineteenth century. The new translations make many of these texts available to English-speaking readers for the first time. Madres del Verbo/Mothers of the Wordwill be welcomed by students and scholars of Spanish literature and culture and Latin American Studies. "This well-researched and pioneering work will be of interest to scholars in the disciplines of Spanish and Spanish-American letters, History, Sociology, and Women's, American, and Ethnic Studies."--Jennifer L. Eich, Loyola Marymount University "This book usefully contributes to an expansion of the literary canon in Spanish-American writing, in a format that will be practicable for teaching as well as scholarly consultation."--Amanda Powell, University of Oregon

Body of Writing

Body of Writing Author René Prieto
ISBN-10 0822324881
Release 2000-04-11
Pages 295
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DIVA psychoanalytic exploration through a series of reading of Latin American fiction of Roland Barthes' contention that literary texts have human form and are always an anagram of our erotic body./div

Short Fiction by Spanish American Women

Short Fiction by Spanish American Women Author Evelyn Fishburn
ISBN-10 0719047447
Release 1998-01
Pages 126
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Provides a grouping of Spanish-American short stories written by women, emphasizing their differences as much as their similarities. Bombal's La historia de Maria Griselda delves into the family tensions found in a country house in southern Chile. Somers' mordant, black humour is present in El derrumbiento, and Leccion de cocina is a humorous but pessimistic account of the profound changes that marriage demands from the Mexican middle-class woman.

Rereading the Spanish American essay

Rereading the Spanish American essay Author Doris Meyer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034540925
Release 1995
Pages 324
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"Companion volume to Reinterpreting the Spanish American essay (see item #bi 97002053#), this anthology collects work of 22 essayists including Gâomez de Avellaneda, Ocampo, Peri Rossi, Castellanos, and others less known. Many treat topics related to women. Excellent translations; short introductory essays on each writer. First-rate contribution to revisionist literary history"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Latin American women writers

Latin American women writers Author Yvette E. Miller
ISBN-10 0935480560
Release 1977-06
Pages 199
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Latin American women writers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Latin American women writers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Latin American women writers book for free.

Women Writing Women

Women Writing Women Author Teresa Cajiao Salas
ISBN-10 079143205X
Release 1997
Pages 468
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"Translations of eight plays by acclaimed women playwrights: Isidora Aguirre (Chile), Sabina Berman (Mexico), Myrna Casas (Puerto Rico), Teresa Marichal (Puerto Rico), Diana Raznovich (Argentina), Mariela Romero (Venezuela), Beatriz Seibel (Argentina), and Maruxa Vilalta (Mexico). Introductory essay and bio-bibliographical notes on each author offer ample contextualization supplemented by a useful bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Lively translations by editors and Kirsten Nigro produce stageworthy scripts. Outstanding collection highly recommended for classroom and dramatic use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women s Writing

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women s Writing Author Francisca López
ISBN-10 9780415626941
Release 2013
Pages 239
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Carolyn Tuttle led a group that interviewed 620 women maquila workers in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The responses from this representative sample refute many of the hopeful predictions made by scholars before NAFTA and reveal instead that little has improved for maquila workers. The women's stories make it plain that free trade has created more low-paying jobs in sweatshops where workers are exploited. Families of maquila workers live in one- or two-room houses with no running water, no drainage, and no heat. The multinational companies who operate the maquilas consistently break Mexican labor laws by requiring women to work more than nine hours a day, six days a week, without medical benefits, while the minimum wage they pay workers is insufficient to feed their families. These findings will make a crucial contribution to debates over free trade, CAFTA-DR, and the impact of globalization. The book visits continuities and discontinuities among Spanish and Latin American women with regards to the ways in which they approach writing as a political weapon: to express ecological concerns; to denounce social injustice; to re-articulate existing paradigms, such as local versus global, violence versus pacifism, immigrant versus citizen; and to raise consciousness about racist, sexist, and other discriminatory practices. Such use of writing as an instrument of ethical and political exploration is underlined throughout the different articles in the volume as the authors emphasize pluralism, social justice, gender equality, tolerance, and political representation. This book offers readers a broad perspective on the multiple ways in which Hispanic women writers are explicitly exploring the social, political, and, economic realities of our era and integrating global perspectives and gender concerns into their writing, highlighting the unprecedented level of sociopolitical engagement practiced by 20th and 21st century Hispanic women writers.

American Women Writers 1900 1945

American Women Writers  1900 1945 Author Laurie Champion
ISBN-10 0313309434
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 407
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Profiles American women writers of the period, highlighting their contributions to important literary movements in 20th-century US history, especially modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Each profile contains sections on the author's life, major works and themes, critical reception, and a bibliogr