Synopses & Reviews
This collection of 15 vibrant short stories showcases a rich and important body of fiction by Latin American women, including acclaimed writers such as Isabel Allende and Luisa Valenzuela as well as dynamic new voices. Ranging across boundaries of geography and gender, the stories deal with a variety of subjects -- incest, race, politics, sexual needs, love, old age, and child abuse -- and incorporate a variety of narrative forms.
This edition features a new foreword by the celebrated Mexican author Elena Poniatowska, a new story by Nelida Pinon, winner of the prestigious Rulfo Award, and a new critical introduction that highlights the history of Latin American women's writing from the 16th century to the present. Also included are a commentary on each story, biographical sketches of each author, and an updated annotated bibliography of Latin American women writers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -277). "Latin American women's works not included in this volume": p. -283.
Table of Contents
The judge's wife / Isabel Allende -- The prize of freedom / Lydia Cabrera -- A passion for Donna Summer / Aâida Cartagena Portalatâin -- The hunt / Lygia Fagundes Telles -- Mercedes-Benz 220SL / Rosario Ferrâe -- The wedding / Lucâia Fox -- Perfecto luna / Elena Garro -- Under the yubayas in bloom / Angâelica Gorodischer -- Homelife / Syliva Lago -- Adamastor / Nâelida Piänon -- Slide in, my dark one, between the crosstie and the whistle / Elena Poniatowska -- The immigrant / Armonâia Somers -- Crickets and butterflies / Gloria Stolk -- Up among the eagles / Luisa Valenzuela -- The secret world of Grandmamma Anacleta / Rima Vallbona.