Latin-American Women Writers: Class, Race, and Gender / Edition 1

Latin-American Women Writers: Class, Race, and Gender / Edition 1

by Myriam Yvonne Jehenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791425606

ISBN-13: 9780791425602

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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.

This book provides a much needed grouping of Latin-American women, emphasizing their differences—the diversity of their cultural backgrounds,

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Overview

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.

This book provides a much needed grouping of Latin-American women, emphasizing their differences—the diversity of their cultural backgrounds, socio-economic conditions, and literary strategies—as well as their commonalities. Humble writers of the Spanish and Portuguese testimonio and sophisticated postmodernist authors alike are contextualized within a “matriheritage of founding discourses.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791425602
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Latin-American Women/Women in Latin America1
Ch. 2"To Build Bridges"13
Ch. 3"Man's Love... 'Tis Woman's Whole Existence"23
Ch. 4Arms and Letters: The Power of the Word41
Ch. 5"To Build New Worlds"85
Ch. 6Indigenista and Testimonio Literature: "Let Me Speak"119
Epilogue149
Notes155
Selected Bibliography177
Index193

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