Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities: Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers

Cruel Fictions, Cruel Realities: Short Stories by Latin American Women Writers

by Kathy S. Leonard, Ana M. (Ed.) Shua, Ana Maria Shua, Ana M. Shua
     
 
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.

Overview

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.

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From the Publisher

"A fine collection of 19 . . . stories by 12 . . . South American women. . . . . A highly entertaining anthology."  —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480870
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Discoveries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Kathy S. Leonard received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and is currently a professor of Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics at Iowa State University in Ames. She has published numerous translations of short stories by Latin American women writers as well as a number of books dealing with their work. Professor Leonard has received several prestigious awards and grants for her work with Latin American authors; among them are a Fulbright-Hays grant for research in Bolivia (1998), a National Enowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Translation (2003), and a serial Fulbright grant for research in Bolivia (2006-08).

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