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Posted January 19, 2006
A critical anthology of works by 28 Latin American Women Writers. Spanish. The book, unique in its kind, includes a total of 28 writers representative of 13 different Latin American countries, from those who are part of the canon such as Isabel Allende, Gioconda Belli, Liliana Heker, Nancy Morejón, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral, and Julia de Burgos to emergent voices, such as Cecilia Bustamante, Rosina Valcárcel, and Gladys Ilarregui. Among many others, the following professors, specialists of Latin American Literature, most of them members of the well known Asociacion femenina de literatura hispánica have reviewed and endorsed the book: Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Villanova University, Dr. Lee A. Daniel-Texas Christian University, Dr. Judy McInnis-University of Delaware, and Dr. Rhina Toruño-Haensly-University of Texas Permian B. 'This anthology will be the perfect text to give an overview of contemporary poetry and short story by leading Latin American women writers. The range of countries represented, the social topics considered as well as the diversity of genres both within poetry and the short story make this a valuable book. Dr. Gac-Artigas' introduction provides a succinct overview of writing by women in Latin America and her selections from earlier writers provide concrete examples of their work. The introductions to each writer contain a wealth of information, while remaining succinct and pithy...' Dr. Judy McInnis The book is organized in the form of a reader: the section for each writer includes her bio-bibliography, a succinct introduction to the work studied, the poems or short story presented, and questions to guide the reading of the works if the book were used in a class.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.