Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists

Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists

by Maria Dolores Costa
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Taylor & Francis


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Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists

Explore a little-known side of the lesbian artistic world! With this book, you'll explore the work of the most significant contemporary Latina lesbian writers, artists, and performers in the United States, Latin America, and Spain. This book presents and analyzes literature, art, and poetry by women who, despite markedly different backgrounds and experiences, are all strongly influenced by the concept of lesbian identity. Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists begins with an essential A-to-Z overview of modern Latina lesbian authors and performers. From Cuban writer Magaly Alabau to literary critic Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, you'll learn who these women are, where they're from, and what they've chosen as the focus of their work. The rest of the book is structured to give you a look at the work Latina lesbians in the United States and then moves geographically outward, first to Latin America, then to Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560232797
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Series: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • Latina Lesbian Writers and Performers: An Overview
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • Tortilleras on the Prairie: Latina Lesbians Writing in the Midwest
  • The Role of Carmelita Tropicana in the Performance Art of Alina Troyano
  • Moving La Frontera Towards a Genuine Radical Democracy in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Work
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • Como Sabes, Depresión
  • To Sor Juana
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • Lesbianism and Caricature in Griselda Gambaro’s Lo impenetrable
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • The (In)visible Lesbian: The Contradictory Representations of Female Homoeroticism in Contemporary Spain
  • Illustration by Jennifer Whiting
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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