Visiones de exilio: Para leer a Zoe Valdes

Visiones de exilio: Para leer a Zoe Valdes

by Miguel Gonzalez Abellas

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Overview

Visiones del exilio: Para leer a Zoé Valdés is a study on the narrative work of Cuban writer Zoé Valdés. Valdés, who left the island in 1995 and currently lives in Paris, has published poetry, short stories, and novels. She also writes for Spanish and French newspapers and is an important cultural icon of Cuban exile. A comprehensive study beginning with a general overview of Cuba during the 20th century, as well as a biographical summary of Valdés, Visiones de exilio offers a classification of her narratives, paying special attention to what she calls her "sexagonia" (a series of six novels focused on the Cuban experience in Cuba and abroad). Her autobiography is of extensive importance to her work, which contributes to her exploration of different issues in her narratives, from cubanness to gender, race and the presence of other artistic expressions in her writing such as film, music, and painting. This study concludes with an insightful analysis of Valdés as an icon against Castro's regime in Cuba, thanks to the importance of her cultural capital and public image.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761839323
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 11/07/2007
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Miguel González Abellás is chair of the Department of Modern Languages and associate professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Washburn University (USA). He has previously published Jugando con estereotipos (Madrid: Pliegos, 2003), as well as several articles on Hispanic Caribbean literature in Alba de América, Caribe, Hispania and Hispanic Journal.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Agradecimientos Part 2 Prefacio Chapter 3 Cuba, el periodo especial en tiempo de paz y Zoé Valdés Chapter 4 Hacia una clasificatión de la obra de Valdés: Autobiografía y contexto Chapter 5 Su papel en la cubanidad o cubanía Chapter 6 Sexo y raza en su narrativa Chapter 7 La representación del espacio y lo urbano Chapter 8 La representación de otras artes: el cine, la pintura y la música Chapter 9 La autora como estrella Part 10 Bibliografía Part 11 Índice temático

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