Locating Latin American Women Writers: Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosario Ferre, Albalucia Angel, and Isabel Allende

Locating Latin American Women Writers: Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosario Ferre, Albalucia Angel, and Isabel Allende

by Claire Lindsay
     
 

ISBN-10: 082046175X

ISBN-13: 9780820461755

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

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

Overview

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 Ferré, Albalucía 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820461755
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Ser., #121
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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