Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices by Gabriella de BeerContemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices by Gabriella de Beer

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices

byGabriella de Beer

Paperback | January 1, 1996

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Mexican women writers have moved to the forefront of their country's literature in the twentieth century. Among those who began publishing in the 1970s and 1980s are Maria Luisa Puga, Silvia Molina, Brianda Domecq, Carmen Boullosa, and Angeles Mastretta. Sharing a range of affinities while maintaining distinctive voices and outlooks, these are the women whom Gabriella de Beer has chosen to profile in Contemporary Mexican Women Writers.

De Beer takes a three-part approach to each writer. She opens with an essay that explores the writer's apprenticeship and discusses her major works. Next, she interviews each writer to learn about her background, writing, and view of herself and others. Finally, de Beer offers selections from the writer's work that have not been previously published in English translation. Each section concludes with a complete bibliographic listing of the writer's works and their English translations.

These essays, interviews, and selections vividly recreate the experience of being with the writer and sharing her work, hearing her tell about and evaluate herself, and reading the words she has written. The book will be rewarding reading for everyone who enjoys fine writing.

Gabriella de Beer is Professor of Spanish at the City College of New York.
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Title:Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292715862

ISBN - 13:9780292715868

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • María Luisa Fuga
    • About the Author and Her Writing
    • Conversations with the Writer
    • Representative Selections
      • One [“Uno,” from Las razones del lago]
      • Lucrecia [“Lucrecia,” from Intentos]
      • The Guests [“Los invitados,” Unpublished Story]
    • Bibliography
  • Silvia Molina
    • About the Author and Her Writing
    • Conversations with the Writer
    • Representative Selections
      • The New House [“La casa nueva,” from Dicen que me case yo]
      • What Would You Have Done? [“¿Qué hubieras hecho?,” from Dicen que me case yo]
      • The Problem [“El problema,” from Imagen de Héctor]
    • Bibliography
  • Brianda Domecq
    • About the Author and Her Writing
    • Conversations with the Writer
    • Representative Selections
      • Balzac [“Balzac,” from Bestiario doméstico]
      • In Memoriam [“In memoriam,” from Bestiario doméstico]
      • Galatea [“Galatea,” from Bestiario doméstico]
    • Bibliography
  • Carmen Boullosa
    • About the Author and Her Writing
    • Conversations with the Writer
    • Representative Selections
      • III [“III,” from Antes]
      • Mary, Why Don’t You? [“Propusieron a María,” from Teatro herético]
    • Bibliography
  • Angeles Mastretta
    • About the Author and Her Writing
    • Conversations with the Writer
    • Representative Selections
      • Aunt Clemencia Ortega [“Tía Clemencia Ortega,” from Mujeres de ojos grandes]
      • Aunt Cristina Martínez [“Tía Cristina Martínez,” from Mujeres de ojos grandes]
      • Memory and Precipice [“Memoria y acantilado,” from Puerto libre]
    • Bibliography
  • Conclusion
  • Further Readings

From Our Editors

The five writers chosen for this text are currently the most popular, interesting, and important writers in Mexico. . . This book provides much insight into what female writers believe that writing is all about.