Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries by Doris Meyer

Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries

EditorDoris Meyer

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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Latin American women have long written essays on topics ranging from gender identity and the female experience to social injustice, political oppression, lack of educational opportunities, and the need for female solidarity in a patriarchal environment. But this rich vein of writing has often been ignored and is rarely studied.

This volume of twenty-one original studies by noted experts in Latin American literature seeks to recover and celebrate the accomplishments of Latin American women essayists. Taking a variety of critical approaches, the authors look at the way women writers have interpreted the essay genre, molded it to their expression, and created an intellectual tradition of their own. Some of the writers they treat are Flora Tristan, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Victoria Ocampo, Alfonsina Storni, Rosario Ferré, Christina Peri Rossi, and Elena Poniatowska.

This book is the first of a two-volume project that will reexamine the Latin American essay from a feminist perspective. The second volume, also edited by Doris Meyer, contains thirty-six essays in translation by twenty-two women authors.

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Title:Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th CenturiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292723873

ISBN - 13:9780292723870

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