Short Stories by Latin American Women

Short Stories by Latin American Women

The Magic and the Real

Book - 2003
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Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden. Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia Vega, and Luisa Valenzuela. The resulting book is a literary tour de force, stories written by women in this hemisphere that speak to cultures throughout the world. In her Foreword, Isabel Allende states, "This anthology is so valuable; it lays open the emotions of writers who, in turn, speak for others still shrouded in silence."
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003, c1990
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812967074
Characteristics: xvii, 246 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Correas de Zapata, Celia


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Jul 20, 2016

"There never really was a women's literature, strictly speaking, in Latin America. One can say, however, that women scattered across the continent entered the world of letters almost simultaneously during the romantic period."-from the introduction by Celia Correas de Zapata
If you're like me, you're like, "Hey, I should read more Latin American women writers!" Well, this book is a godsend. Edited by Celia Correas de Zapata and introduced by Isabel Allende, who is also featured, this is an excellent introduction to the short stories of women writers, with authors from Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador among the countries represented. After reading this, I'd suggest the novels "The House of Spirits," "Like Water for Chocolate," and "In the Time of the Butterflies."


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