Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria by M. Betancourt

Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria

byM. BetancourtTranslated byDavid Frye

Hardcover | June 7, 2011

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This book examines women's writings in relation to language, power, sexuality, and race in contemporary Cuba, analyzing the creation of alternative matria frameworks that enunciate a feminist/feminine perspective of the nationalist discourse. Cámara-Betancourt discusses four Cuban writers: Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, Lydia Cabrera, María Elena Cruz Varela, and Zoé Valdés.

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Madeline Cámara Betancourt is Associate Professor of World Languages at the University of South Florida.

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Title:Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a MatriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060658X

ISBN - 13:9780230606586

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Table of Contents

A Polyphonic Introduction * The Feminist Discourse of Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta: Garzona or Espartana? * Lydia Cabrera: Along the Paths of Cryptomemory * Cassandra's Calling: The Poetics of Convocation in the Works of María Elena Cruz Varela * From the Baroque to Postmodernism: Parody of the Picaresque in La nada cotidiana * In/Conclusions