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Dreams and Realities: Selected Fiction of Juana Manuela Gorriti (Library of Latin America)

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One of the most dramatic figures among Latin America's romantic writers and the distinguished woman writer of her century, Juana Manuela Gorriti brings passion and intrigue to the scene of writing. An exile from her native Argentina who sought refuge first in Bolivia and then in Peru, her lifetime of travel and displacement is echoed in her fictions. Her short stories tell of homelessness and nomadic yearnings, taking the reader from the Peruvian highlands, where Spanish colonizers plot to rob the treasures of the Incas, to the Argentine capital city plagued by sinister political intentions. Her later fictions move from Chile to scenes of the California Gold Rush.

Covering the wide landscape of the Americas, Gorriti tracks the spirit of nineteenth-century adventurers and dandies, nation builders and soldiers who participate in the conflicts of settlement in a new and lawless land. Women are the protagonists here, mediating episodes of civil strife as they voice their despair about the treachery of fortune seekers in Latin America in the years following Independence from Spain.

Dreams and Realities offers a sampling of Gorriti's stories, showing the range of her commitment to political fiction drawn in the romantic style. Originally published in four volumes under the titles Suenos y realidades and Panoramas de la vida, her works deal with the tyranny of the Rosas regime, the mediating role of women, and the clash of European and indigenous cultures. Notwithstanding her personal political leanings, Gorriti's stories and fictions provide a generous dose of swashbuckling adventure and romance. Translated into English for the first time by Sergio Waisman and with an Introduction, Chronology, and Critical Notes by Francine Masiello, the book gives a woman's view of the world of political intrigue and civil unrest that marks Latin America's turbulent nineteenth century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxi-lxiii]).

Synopsis:

One of the most dramatic figures among Latin America's romantic writers and the distinguished woman writer of her century, Gorriti brings passion and intrigue to the scene of writing. Her short stories tell of homelessness and nomadic yearnings, taking the reader from the Peruvian highlands, where Spanish colonizers plot to rob the treasures of the Incas, to the Argentine capital city plagued by sinister political intentions. Gorriti tracks the spirit of nineteenth-century adventurers and dandies, nation builders and soldiers who participate in the settlement of a new and lawless land. Women are the protagonists here, mediating episodes of civil strife as they voice their despair about the treachery of fortune seekers in the years following Independence from Spain. Originally published in four volumes under the titles "Suenos y realidades and "Panoramas de la vida, her works deal with tyranny, the role of women, and the clash of European and indigenous cultures. Notwithstanding her personal political leanings, Gorriti's stories and fictions provide a generous dose of swashbuckling adventure and romance.

About the Author

Francine Masiello is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Sergio Waisman is Assistant Professor of Spanish at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

The quena — Treasure of the Incas — The deadman's fiancee — The mazorquero's daughter — The black glove — If you do wrong, expect no good — Gubi Amaya — A year in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195117387
Translator:
Waisman, Sergio
Editor:
Masiello, Francine
Translator:
Waisman, Sergio
Editor:
Masiello, Francine
Author:
Gorriti, Juana Manuela
Author:
null, Juana Manuela
Author:
Waisman, Sergio
Author:
NULL, Sergio
Author:
Masiello, Francine
Author:
null, Francine
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Short stories, argentine
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8.46x5.20x.91 in. .83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most dramatic figures among Latin America's romantic writers and the distinguished woman writer of her century, Gorriti brings passion and intrigue to the scene of writing. Her short stories tell of homelessness and nomadic yearnings, taking the reader from the Peruvian highlands, where Spanish colonizers plot to rob the treasures of the Incas, to the Argentine capital city plagued by sinister political intentions. Gorriti tracks the spirit of nineteenth-century adventurers and dandies, nation builders and soldiers who participate in the settlement of a new and lawless land. Women are the protagonists here, mediating episodes of civil strife as they voice their despair about the treachery of fortune seekers in the years following Independence from Spain. Originally published in four volumes under the titles "Suenos y realidades and "Panoramas de la vida, her works deal with tyranny, the role of women, and the clash of European and indigenous cultures. Notwithstanding her personal political leanings, Gorriti's stories and fictions provide a generous dose of swashbuckling adventure and romance.
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