Short Stories by Latin American Women

The Magic and the Real


Author: Celia Correas de Zapata

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812967070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Offers a collection of stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, including works by Dora Alonso, Elena Poniatowska, and Luisa Valenzuela.

Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities

Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers


Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 131

View: 3836

Editor and translator Kathy Leonard created this superb and diverse anthology to provide a literary outlet for the best of the new fiction by contemporary Latin American women authors. Through her work with the authors represented here, Leonard brings to these stories an uncompromised clarity of translation as well as useful biographical information about the authors. Subjects of the stories vary widely, with most of the stories marked with heavy doses of magic realism or black humor.

Other Fires

Short Fiction by Latin American Women


Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys

ISBN: 9780886190651

Category: Latin American fiction

Page: 222

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Short Fiction by Spanish-American Women


Author: Evelyn Fishburn

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 126

View: 8085

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.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories


Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195130855

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.




Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)


Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 9475

In this compelling collection of 44 stories, first published in Chile in 1991, Agosin explores such themes as relationships and class conflicts among Latin American women, being Jewish within a predominantly Catholic culture, political oppression, and childhood. The stories, often as short as a page and a half, are powerful and intuitive. The author, a prolific poet and fiction writer in both Spanish and English, has also edited two excellent anthologies of short stories by Latin American women, 'Landscapes of a New Land' and 'Secret Weavers', as well as a collection of essays on torture as it affects women and children. Highly recommended for all libraries with Latin American and/or women's literature collections.

Beyond the Border

A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction


Author: Nora Erro-Peralta,Caridad Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813017853

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

View: 9565

A collection of 15 short stories by female, Latin American writers, including Isabel Allende and Luisa Valenzuela. Ranging across boundaries of geography and gender, the work covers such topics as incest, race, politics, sexual needs, love, old age, and child abuse.

Locating Latin American Women Writers

Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosario Ferré, Albalucía Angel, and Isabel Allende


Author: Claire Lindsay

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820461755

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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The end of the twentieth century witnessed a - boom in the production, publication, readership, and scholarship of women's writing from Latin America. In fact, the emergence of women writers is perhaps the most significant phenomenon of the - post-boom- period of Latin American literary history, a phenomenon that has been influenced in turn by the burgeoning development of a number of women's movements on the continent. Within this - boom-, the short story has become an increasingly popular genre amongst women writers. This book considers the location(s) of four major women writers - Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosario Ferre, Albalucia Angel, and Isabel Allende - and their short fiction within these changing literary and social contexts. Combining close textual analysis of their fiction with a consideration of the social, historical, and geographical contexts of literary production, this book is essential reading for students and scholars in Latin American studies, women's studies, and comparative literature."

When New Flowers Bloomed

Short Stories by Women Writers from Costa Rica and Panama


Author: Enrique Jaramillo Levi

Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press

ISBN: 9780935480474

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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AUTHORS for WHEN NEW FLOWERS BLOOMED: SHORT STORIES BY WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA & PANAMA, Latin American Literary Review Press, 1991. WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA--Delfina Collado--Carmen Lyra--Emilia Macaya--Rosibel Morera--Carmen Naranjo--Eunice Odio--Yolanda Oreamuno--Julieta Pinto--Victoria Urbano--Rima de Vallbona. WOMEN WRITERS FROM PANAMA-- Lilia Algandona--Giovanna Benedetti--Rosa Maria Britton--Griselda Lopez--Moravia Ochoa Lopez--Bertalicia Peralta--Bessy Reyna--Graciela Rojas Sucre--Isis Tejeira. TRANSLATORS for WHEN NEW FLOWERS BLOOMED: SHORT STORIES BY WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA & PANAMA. Latin American Review Press, 1991--Zoe Anglesey--Linda Britt--Leland H. Chambers--Irene del Corral--Virginia Edwards--Elizabeth Gamble Miller--Marinell James--Robert Kramer--Sabina Lask-Spinac--Gloria de Moya Nichols--Don Sanders--Julia Shirek Smith--Birgitta Vance--Samuel A. Zimmerman--Clark M. Zlotchew.

Die Geschichte meiner Zähne


Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.

Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness

Narratives at the Crossroads of Gender, Politics and the Mind


Author: Elvira Sánchez-Blake,Laura Kanost

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 5904

At the turn of the millennium, narrative works by Latin American women writers have represented madness within contexts of sociopolitical strife and gender inequality. This book explores contemporary Latin American realities through madness narratives by prominent women authors, including Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), Lya Luft (Brazil), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico), Laura Restrepo (Colombia) and Irene Vilar (Puerto Rico). Close reading of these works reveals a pattern of literary techniques—a “poetics of madness”—employed by the writers to represent conditions that defy language, make sociopolitical crises tangible and register cultural perceptions of mental illness through literature.

Latin-American Women Writers

Class, Race, and Gender


Author: Myriam Yvonne Jehenson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791425596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 355

This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.

Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia


Author: María Claudia André,Eva Paulino Bueno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317726340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 612

View: 778

Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.

Schnell wie die Sehnsucht



Author: Laura Esquivel

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404158300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8757

?Hörst du das Singen des Sandes?, fragte der kleine Júbilo einst seine Großmutter auf dem Weg zum Strand. Es gibt kein Geräusch, das er nicht versteht, nichts bleibt ihm verborgen, denn Júbilo hört bis in die Seele der Menschen, nimmt selbst ihre geheimsten Gedanken wahr. Seiner Begabung entsprechend wird er Telegraphist, denn er, der das Licht der Welt mit einem Lächeln auf dem Gesicht erblickte, ist dazu geboren, zwischen den Menschen zu vermitteln. Nur ein einziges Mal entgeht ein Hilferuf dem sonst so perfekten Gehör, und daraufhin droht Júbilo das Wichtigste in seinem Leben zu verlieren: seine über alles geliebte Frau.Neuausgabe von Das zärtliche Alphabet des Don Júbilo

Fire from the Andes

Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru


Author: Susan Elizabeth Benner,Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826318251

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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Stories by women from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru on subjects ranging from politics to fantasy. In one story a woman turns to terrorism from boredom, another is a reworking of the story of Adam and Eve.

Women Writers of Latin America

Intimate Histories


Author: Magdalena García Pinto

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292738668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 8933

What does it take for a woman to succeed as a writer? In these revealing interviews, first published in 1988 as Historias íntimas, ten of Latin America's most important women writers explore this question with scholar Magdalena García Pinto, discussing the personal, social, and political factors that have shaped their writing careers. The authors interviewed are Isabel Allende, Albalucía Angel, Rosario Ferré, Margo Glantz, Sylvia Molloy, Elvira Orphée, Elena Poniatowska, Marta Traba, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ida Vitale. In intimate dialogues with each author, García Pinto draws out the formative experiences of her youth, tracing the pilgrimage that led each to a distinguished writing career. The writers also reflect on their published writings, discussing the creative process in general and the motivating force behind individual works. They candidly discuss the problems they have faced in writing and the strategies that enabled them to reach their goals. While obviously of interest to readers of Latin American literature, this book has important insights for students of women's literature and cultural studies, as well as for aspiring writers.



Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518395462

Category: Aphrodisiacs

Page: 327

View: 823

This guide to all things erotic is an international history of seduction through food, ancient and modern stories and poems about sex and eating, and titillating recipes and advice.