Spanish American women writers : a bio-bibliographical source book

Format: Print Book 1990
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Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
 
Call Number  r Z1609.L7 S6 1990
 
 
Summary

superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice

Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes.

This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

Contents
Delmira Agustini / Ivette López Jiménez
Claribel Alegriá / Nancy Saporta Sternbach
Isabel Allende / Linda Gould Levine
Albalucía Angel / Raymond Leslie Williams
María Luisa Bombal / Lucía Guerra Cunningham
Marta Brunet / Mary G. Berg
Fanny Buitrago / Teresa R. Arrington
Silvina Bullrich / Erica Frouman-Smith
Julia de Burgos / Diana Vélez
Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera / Mercedes Mazquiarán de Rodríquez
Lydia Cabrera / Ada Ortúzar-Young
Nellie Campobello / Catherine Nickel
Julieta Campos / María-Inés Lagos-Pope
Rosario Castellanos / Maureen Ahern
Madre Castillo / Stacey Schlau
Rosario Ferré / Margarite Fernández Olmos
Sara Gallardo / Norma Beatriz Grasso
Griselda Gambaro / Sandra Messinger Cypess. Elena Garro / Anita Stoll
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda / Hugh A. Harter
Juana Manuela Gorriti / Mary G. Berg
Luisa Josefina Hernández / María Elena de Valdés
Sara de Ibáñez / Monique J. Lemaître León
Juana de Ibarbourou / Evelyn Uhrhan Irving
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz / Julie Greer Johnson
Claudia Lars / Amanda Plumlee
Marta Lynch / Birgitta Vance
Clorinda Matto de Turner / Mary G. Berg
María Luisa Mendoza / Magdalena Maiz and Luis H. Peña
Gabriela Mistral / Carmelo Virgillo
Nancy Morejón / Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo
Carmen Naranjo / Patricia Rubio
Silvina Ocampo / Melvin S. Arrington, Jr.
Victoria Ocampo / Doris Meyer
Eunice Odio / Rima de Vallbona
Yolando Oreamuno / Arlene Schrade
Olga Orozco / Elba Torres de Peralta. Teresa de la Parra / Gabriella Ibieta
Violeta Parra / Marjorie Agosín
Cristina Peri Rossi / Gabriela Mora
Alejandra Pizarnik / Ana María Fagundo
Josefina Plá / Linda Britt
Syria Poletti / Susana Hernández-Araico
Elena Poniatowska / Beth E. Jörgensen
Magda Portal / Daniel R. Reedy
Armonía Somers / Nora Erro-Orthmann
Alfonsina Storni / María A. Salgado
Marta Traba / Celia Correas de Zapata
Salomé Ureña de Henríquez / Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Luisa Valenzuela / Sharon Magnarelli
Indian women writers of Spanish America / Nancy Gray Díaz
Latina writers in the United States / Norma Alarcón.

Additional Information
Subjects Spanish American literature -- Women authors -- Bio-bibliography.
Publisher New York :Greenwood Press,1990
Contributors Marting, Diane E.
Language English
Description xxvi, 645 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0313251940 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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