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: 6838

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.

Index to Translated Short Fiction by Latin American Women in English Language Anthologies


Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 7408

"Excellent resource for locating translations of brief fiction by Latin American women includes three cross-reference indices: an anthology index covering 165 volumes published between 1938-96, which gives full bibliographical information and tables of contents; an autobiographical author index; and an index of authors by their individual countries. Highly recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Short Fiction by Spanish-American Women


Author: Evelyn Fishburn

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 126

View: 5608

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.

Other Fires

Short Fiction by Latin American Women


Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys

ISBN: 9780886190651

Category: Latin American fiction

Page: 222

View: 2484

Scents of wood and silence

short stories by Latin American women writers


Author: Kathleen Ross,Yvette E. Miller

Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 6816

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories


Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195130855

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

View: 9418

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.

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: 6713

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.

Out of the Mirrored Garden

New Fiction by Latin American Women


Author: Delia Poey

Publisher: Anchor


Category: Short stories, Spanish American

Page: 222

View: 7320

"Collection of 17 stories, most not previously published in English, by writers from across the region. Some are well-known in translation (Campos, Peri Rossi, Mastretta, Poniatowska); others less so (Kociancich, Boullosa). Varied styles and story content




Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)


Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 3722

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.

Latin-American Women Writers

Class, Race, and Gender


Author: Myriam Yvonne Jehenson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791425596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 3009

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: 535

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.

Der vergrabene Spiegel

die Geschichte der hispanischen Welt


Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596138609


Page: 376

View: 2428

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: 4791

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.

Nach dem Winter



Author: Guadalupe Nettel

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641220319

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7687

Claudio ist Lektor in einem Verlag und lebt seit vielen Jahren in New York, nachdem ihn der tragische Verlust seiner ersten großen Liebe aus seiner Heimatstadt Havanna vertrieben hat. Cecilia studiert in Paris. Seit ihrer Kindheit in Mexiko hat sie ein besonderes Faible für Friedhöfe und liebt es, zwischen den Gräbern des Père-Lachaise spazieren zu gehen. Als Claudio und Cecilia sich über gemeinsame Freunde in Paris kennenlernen, verlieben sie sich ineinander, obwohl sie beide in andere Beziehungen verwickelt sind. Über die Distanz hinweg tauschen sie E-Mails, Gedanken, selbst zusammengestellte Musikcompilations aus. Doch als Cecilia nach New York fliegt, um Claudio zu besuchen, entwickelt sich ihre Beziehung ganz anders als erwartet ... Auf intensive, manchmal humorvolle, manchmal beklemmende Weise beleuchtet Guadalupe Nettel die vorsichtige Annäherung ihrer Protagonisten und erschafft so ein tiefschürfendes Bild zweier Menschen, die sich nach Nähe sehnen, doch Schwierigkeiten haben, sich aufeinander einzulassen. Ein berührender Roman über die heilende Kraft der Liebe und die Chancen, die Enttäuschungen für die eigene Liebesfähigkeit sein können.

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

View: 7673

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.

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

View: 9045

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."

Latin American Women Writers

A Resource Guide to Titles in English


Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 6420

There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.