Women as Outsiders: Undercurrents of Oppression in Latin American Women's Novels

Women as Outsiders: Undercurrents of Oppression in Latin American Women's Novels

by Maureen Shea
     
 

ISBN-10: 188092160X

ISBN-13: 9781880921609

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Austin & Winfield Publishers

This compelling analysis of four contemporary novels by Latin American women writers, Tierra Inerme by Cuban writer Dora Alonso, Hasta No Verte Jess MÌo by Mexican Elena Poniatowska, Cenizas de Izalco by Salvadoran Claribel Alegrìa and Darwin Flakoll, and La Casa de los Espìritus by Chilean Isabel Allende, uncovers a common discourse of female

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This compelling analysis of four contemporary novels by Latin American women writers, Tierra Inerme by Cuban writer Dora Alonso, Hasta No Verte Jess MÌo by Mexican Elena Poniatowska, Cenizas de Izalco by Salvadoran Claribel Alegrìa and Darwin Flakoll, and La Casa de los Espìritus by Chilean Isabel Allende, uncovers a common discourse of female solidarity against tyranny in the form of dictatorial governments, class domination, and ethnic inequality as well as patriarchal abuse. Providing a thorough historical background, Maureen Shea traces the protagonists' growing resistance to personal and political marginalization and analyzes female bonding as a force against oppression. This study provides a tightly argued contribution to the study of both literature and gender studies in Latin America, as well as Latin American history and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880921609
Publisher:
Austin & Winfield Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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