Short Stories by Latin American Women

The Magic and the Real

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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.

Short Stories by Latin American Women

The Magic and the Real

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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.

Other Fires

Short Fiction by Latin American Women

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Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys

ISBN: 9780886190651

Category: Latin American fiction

Page: 222

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Beyond the Border

A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction

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Author: Nora Erro-Peralta,Caridad Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813017853

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

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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.

Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities

Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers

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Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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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.

Contemporary Latin American Short Stories

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Author: Pat McNees

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0449912264

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

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Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges Carlos Fuentes Julio Cortazar Miguel Angel Asturias Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jorge Amado Octavio Paz Juan Bosch Jose Donoso Horacio Quiroga Mario Vargas Llosa Abelardo Castillo Guillermo Cabrera Infante And many more

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

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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.

The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

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Author: Julio Ortega,Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679775515

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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A remarkable assortment of short fiction from Central and South America features "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" by Gabriel Garcfa Mßrquez, Jorge Luis Borges's "The Aleph," and other works by such distinguished authors as Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortßzar, and Clarice Lispector. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Sudden Fiction Latino

Short-short Stories from the United States and Latin America

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Author: Robert Shapard,James Thomas,Ray González

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039333645X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A collection of short-short works includes contributions by top U.S. Latino and Latin American authors, including Junot Dâiaz, Sandra Cisneros, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcâia Mâarquez, and Roberto Bolaäno.

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andr?s Bello and Jos? Mar?a de Heredia, through Borges and Garc?a M?rquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bola?o.

A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes

Stories from Latin America

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Author: Thomas Colchie

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin American fiction

Page: 430

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These stories portray the Latin American vision of the world.

Scents of wood and silence

short stories by Latin American women writers

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Author: Kathleen Ross,Yvette E. Miller

Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Underground River and Other Stories

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Author: Inäs Arredondo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803210349

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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"Outstanding collection of stories chosen from Arredondo's Obras completas (1991), translated by Cynthia Steele, Elena Poniatowska, and the author. Informative essay by Steele, foreword by Poniatowska, and Steele's fine translation provide a welcome introduction to a body of work that deserves a wider readership in both Spanish and English. Highly recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Eye of the Heart

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Author: Barbara Howes

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780380709427

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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42 short stories from the finest writers in Latin American literature.

Short Fiction by Spanish-American Women

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Author: Evelyn Fishburn

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 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.

Contemporary Short Stories from Central America

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Author: Enrique Jaramillo Levi

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292740303

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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In "Metaphors," Samuel Rovinski (Costa Rica) shows how a writer's superficial attempt to interpret experience metaphorically cripples him in social circumstances, while, in "Gloria Wouldn't Wait," Panamanian Jaime Garcia Saucedo focuses on the egotism of the writer's imagination as it tries to convert the tragedies of everyday life into some kind of literary document whose artistic qualities would belie their actual reality." "Human - and humane - values in the face of adversity are celebrated throughout, even when seemingly futile in the midst of overwhelming odds. Contemporary Short Stories from Central America embraces every aspect of the human condition addressed by the literature of the Western world and demonstrates the cultural vitality of our Central American neighbors."--BOOK JACKET.

The Youngest Doll

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Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803268746

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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A gentle maiden aunt who has been victimized for years unexpectedly retaliates through her talent for making life-sized dolls filled with honey. “The Youngest Doll,” based on a family anecdote, is a stunning literary expression of Rosario Ferré’s feminist and social concerns. It is the premier story in a collection that was originally published in Spanish in 1976 as Papeles de Pandora and is now translated into English by the author. The daughter of a former governor of Puerto Rico, Ferré portrays women loosening the constraints that have bound them to a patriarchal culture. Anger takes creative rather than polemical form in ten stories that started Ferré on her way to becoming a leading woman writer in Latin America. The upper-middle-class women in The Youngest Doll, mostly married to macho men, rebel against their doll-like existence or retreat into fantasy, those without money or the right skin color are even more oppressed. In terms of power and influence, these women stand in the same relation to men as Puerto Rico itself does to the United States, and Ferré stretches artistic boundaries in writing about their situation. The stories, moving from the realistic to the nightmarish, are deeply, felt, full of irony and black humor, often experimental in form. The imagery is striking: an architect dreams about a beautiful bridge that “would open and close its arches like alligators making love”; a Mercedes Benz “shines in the dark like a chromium rhinoceros.” One story, “The Sleeping Beauty,” is a collage of letters, announcements, and photo captions that allows chilling conclusions to be drawn from what is not written. The collection includes Ferré’s discussion of “When Women Love Men,” a story about a prostitute and a society lady who unite in order to survive, and one that illustrates the woman writer’s “art of dissembling anger through irony.” In closing, she considers how her experience as a Latin American woman with ties to the United States has brought to her writing a dual cultural perspective.

When New Flowers Bloomed

Short Stories by Women Writers from Costa Rica and Panama

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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.

Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness

Narratives at the Crossroads of Gender, Politics and the Mind

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Author: Elvira Sánchez-Blake,Laura Kanost

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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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.