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This book is the first comprehensive study of Teresa de la Parra for English-speaking readers. The volume includes a biographical chapter and analyses of de la Parra's two novels, Iphigenia: the diary of a young lady who wrote because she was bored and Mama Blanca's Memoirs.
An annotated version of the Three Colombian Lectures: Women's Influence in the Formation of the American Soul reveals the importance of Latin American women's contribution in Latin American history and speaks to gender issues sparked by critical reactions to Iphigenia.
Translations of de la Parra's selected letters, short stories, and entries from the "Bellevue-Fuenfria-Madrid Diary" Provide a more complete Picture of writer and help tie her works to her life. The book reviews literary criticism on de la Parra, providing an overview of what Venezuelan, Latin American and American critics and biographers have to say about the author and her works. He la Parra bridged the gap between Venezuelan and European traditions, and this book examines the author's contribution to Venezuelan and Latin American literary traditions while showcasing her as a model of Latin American women's writing whose influence is being rediscovered and reevaluated.
|Publisher:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
RoseAnna Mueller (PhD, Comparative Literature) is Associate Professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College Chicago and the Coordinator of the Women's/Gender Studies Minor. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in Hispanet, Hispania, Letras Femeninas, The Hispanic Connection, Latin America as its Literature, The Latin American Feminist Encyclopedia, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Issyensia Comparationis, The Encyclopedia of Mexico and The Chicago Tribune. She was a Fulbright Fellow to Venezuela, 2002 to 2003.
Table of Contents
Preface: Found in Translation ix
Chapter 1 A Heroine in the Novel of Her Own Life 1
Chapter 2 Iphigenia: The diary of a young lady who wrote because she was bored 31
Chapter 3 Learning from Mama Blanca 69
Chapter 4 Criollo Consumerism 91
Chapter 5 A Discussion of Race in the Works of Teresa de la Parra 103
Chapter 6 The Three Colombian Lectures: Mothers, Sisters and Lovers 117
Chapter 7 The First Lecture: The Conquest 141
Chapter 8 The Second Lecture: The Colony 165
Chapter 9 The Third Lecture: Independence 189
Chapter 10 The Short Stories 213
Chapter 11 Teresa de la Parra's Interview in Diario de la Marina (La Habana, April 1, 1928 Section 1 pp 1 and 16.) Armando Maribona 237
Chapter 12 Francis de Miomandre: A Few Words on Iphigenia 243
Chapter 13 In Her Own Voice: Selections from the Letters of Teresa de la Parra 249
Chapter 14 Bellevue-Fuenfría-Madrid Diary 283