Latin American Women's Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis / Edition 1

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This collection of essays on Latin American women's writing—written by the leading feminist critics in Latin America, the United States, and Europe—rethinks notions of gender and cultural identity and examines the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts. The contributors offer fresh readings of canonical authors, such as Maria Luisa Bombal and Rosario Castellanos, and present essays on emerging Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina writers. The collection represents the most influential strands in current feminist criticism on Latin America, including psychoanalytic, post-structuralist, and Marxist approaches, with their diverse post-colonial and philosophical inflections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198715139
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Oxford Hispanic Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,066,809
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Acting/Seeing Woman: Griselda Gambaro's El Despojamiento 10
2 Literary Constructions and Gender Performance in the Novels of Norah Lange 30
3 The Dialogics of Testimony: Autobiography as Shared Experience in Nellie Campobello's Cartucho 46
4 The Wandering Text: Situating the Narratives of Isabel Allende 66
5 Topologies of Catastrophe: Horror and Abjection in Diamela Eltit's Vaca Sagrada 85
6 Narcissus in Bloom: The Desiring Subject in Modern Latin American Narrative: Maria Luisa Bombal and Juan Rulfo 104
7 Blood and Mirrors: Imagery of Violence in the Writings of Alejandra Pizarnik 127
8 Cristina Peri Rossi's Gender Project: Rewriting Male Subjectivity and Sexuality in Solitario De Amor 148
9 Sonia Coutinho Revisits the City 163
10 Cross-Cultural Homebodies in Cuba: The Poetry of Excilia Saldana 179
11 Latin American Feminist Critism Revisited 201
12 Response: Cutting/Edge 215
Afterword: From Romance to Refractory Aesthetic 226
Index 239
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