A Necklace of Words: Short Fiction by Mexican Women

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This is the first English-language gathering of the voices of Mexican women, most of whom began to publish in the 1960s when an emerging middle class supported a boom in Mexican letters. Well-known writers such as Elena Poniatowska and Rosario Castellanos, as well as writers just beginning to receive critical acclaim, such as Martha Cerda and Angeles Mastretta, tell diverse stories of Mexico's women from La Malinche up to present-day women trying to find their places in a country with a strong tradition of male ...
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Overview

This is the first English-language gathering of the voices of Mexican women, most of whom began to publish in the 1960s when an emerging middle class supported a boom in Mexican letters. Well-known writers such as Elena Poniatowska and Rosario Castellanos, as well as writers just beginning to receive critical acclaim, such as Martha Cerda and Angeles Mastretta, tell diverse stories of Mexico's women from La Malinche up to present-day women trying to find their places in a country with a strong tradition of male domination. The book's sections focus on the history of Mexico, the arrival of the Europeans and the mixing of races, the often confining spaces inhabited by women within the social fabric of their country, and the rich interior lives of women who live in these confined spaces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877727733
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Series: Secret Weavers Series Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a well known writer of fiction and nonfiction.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
General Rueda 31
Recollections of Things to Come 34
The True Story of a Princess 42
Regarding My Mestiza Self 49
Annunciation 52
Too Much Love 61
Coatlicue Swept 70
Balun Canan 72
Sunday 77
Nicolasa and the Lacework 83
White Lies 88
Noodle Soup 93
The Turtle 97
Where Things fly 107
Abbreviated World 115
State of Siege 120
The Guardian Angel 122
Young Mother 125
Birthday 130
Beyond the Gaze 132
The Swallows of Cuernavaca 138
A Concealing Nakedness 140
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