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Iphigenia (Texas Pan American Series)

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"...I didn't want to tell you the truth for anything in the world, because it seemed very humiliating to me..." The truth is that Iphigenia is bored and, more than bored, buried alive in her grandmother's house in Caracas, Venezuela. After the excitement of being a beautiful, unchaperoned young woman in Paris, her father's death has sent her back to a forgotten homeland, where rigid decorum governs. Two menùthe married man she adores and the wealthy fiancé she abhorsùoffer her escape from her prison. Which of these impossible suitors will she choose?

Iphigenia was first published in 1924 in Venezuela, where it hit patriarchal society like a bomb. Teresa de la Parra was accused of undermining the morals of young women with this tale of a passionate woman who lacks the money to establish herself in the liberated, bohemian society she craves. Yet readers have kept the novel alive for decades, and this first English translation now introduces its heroine to a wider audience.

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." . . I didn't want to tell you the truth for anything in the world, because it seemed very humiliating to me . . ." The truth is that Iphigenia is bored and, more than bored, buried alive in her grandmother's house in Caracas, Venezuela. After the excitement of being a beautiful, unchaperoned young woman in Paris, her father's death has sent her back to a forgotten homeland, where rigid decorum governs. Two men--the married man she adores and the wealthy fiance she abhors--offer her escape from her prison. Which of these impossible suitors will she choose? Iphigenia was first published in 1924 in Venezuela, where it hit patriarchal society like a bomb. Teresa de la Parra was accused of undermining the morals of young women with this tale of a passionate woman who lacks the money to establish herself in the liberated, bohemian society she craves. Yet readers have kept the novel alive for decades, and this first English translation now introduces its heroine to a wider audience.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292715714
Translator:
Acker, Bertie
Foreword:
Lindstrom, Naomi
Translator:
Acker, Bertie
Foreword by:
Lindstrom, Naomi
Foreword:
Lindstrom, Naomi
Author:
De La Parra, Teresa
Author:
Acker Bertic
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Venezuela
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Diary fiction
Subject:
Venezuela Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Texas Pan American Series
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.02x6.02x.98 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , ." . . I didn't want to tell you the truth for anything in the world, because it seemed very humiliating to me . . ." The truth is that Iphigenia is bored and, more than bored, buried alive in her grandmother's house in Caracas, Venezuela. After the excitement of being a beautiful, unchaperoned young woman in Paris, her father's death has sent her back to a forgotten homeland, where rigid decorum governs. Two men--the married man she adores and the wealthy fiance she abhors--offer her escape from her prison. Which of these impossible suitors will she choose? Iphigenia was first published in 1924 in Venezuela, where it hit patriarchal society like a bomb. Teresa de la Parra was accused of undermining the morals of young women with this tale of a passionate woman who lacks the money to establish herself in the liberated, bohemian society she craves. Yet readers have kept the novel alive for decades, and this first English translation now introduces its heroine to a wider audience.
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