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Unfolding the City: Women Write the City in Latin America / Edition 1

Unfolding the City: Women Write the City in Latin America / Edition 1

by University Of Minnesota Press, Elisabeth Guerrero


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The city is not only built of towers of steel and glass; it is a product of culture. It plays an especially important role in Latin America, where urban areas hold a near-monopoly on resources and are home to an expanding population. The essays in this collection assert that women’s views of the city are unique and revealing. For the first time, Unfolding the City addresses issues of gender and the urban in literature—particularly lesser-known works of literature—written by Latin American women from Mexico City, Santiago, and Buenos Aires. The contributors propose new mappings of urban space; interpret race and class dynamics; and describe Latin American urban centers in the context of globalization.Contributors: Debra A. Castillo, Cornell U; Sandra Messinger Cypess, U of Maryland; Guillermo Irizarry, U of Massachusetts, Amherst; Naomi Lindstrom, U of Texas, Austin; Jacqueline Loss, U of Connecticut; Dorothy E. Mosby, Mount Holyoke College; Angel Rivera, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Lidia Santos, Yale U; Marcy Schwartz, Rutgers U; Daniel Noemi Voionmaa, U of Michigan; Gareth Williams, U of Michigan.Anne Lambright is associate professor of modern languages and literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Elisabeth Guerrero is associate professor of Spanish at Bucknell University.

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ISBN-13: 9780816648139
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/16/2007
Edition description: 1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction   Elisabeth Guerrero   Anne Lambright     xi
Mapping the City
Short Circuits: Gendered Itineraries in Recent Urban Fiction Anthologies from Latin America   Marcy Schwartz     3
What Happened to the Cool City? Seventy Years of Women's Narrative in Brazil   Lidia Santos     27
On Being a Woman in the City of Kings: Women Writing (in) Contemporary Lima   Anne Lambright     49
Failed Modernity: San Juan at Night in Mayra Santos Febres's Cualquier miercoles soy tuya   Guillermo B. Irizarry     67
The Restless City
Anna's Extreme Makeover: Revisiting Tolstoy in Karenina Express   Debra A. Castillo     93
The "Uchronic" City: Writing (after) the Catastrophe   Daniel Noemi Voionmaa     110
The Fourth World and the Birth of Sudaca Stigma   Gareth Williams     124
Cities of Difference
The Cultural Memory of Malinche in Mexico City: Stories by Elena Garro and Cristina Pacheco   Sandra Messinger Cypess     147
Writing Home: Afro-Costa Rican Women Poets Negotiating Limon and San Jose   Dorothy E. Mosby     167
Urban Legends: Tina Modotti and Angelina Beloff as Flaneuses in Elena Poniatowska's Mexico City   Elisabeth Guerrero     189
Modernity, Flirting, Seduction, and Urban Social Landscape in Carmela Eulate Sanjurjo's El asombroso doctor Jover   Angel A. Rivera     207
Woman between Paris and Caracas: Iphigenia by Teresa de la Parra   Naomi Lindstrom     231
Amateurs and Professionals in Ena Lucia Portela's Lexicon of Crisis   Jacqueline Loss     251
Contributors     267
Index     271

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