This book offers insights into a range of major Latin American women writers whose works are only just beginning to be known by English-speaking readers.The majority of Latin American writers now well-known to the English-speaking world are men; this collection of essays from a wide range of nationalities, aims to redress the balance by instead focusing on women's writing.Included are chapters on the impact of critics such as Victoria Ocampo, who changes the face of the Latin American literary scene; on Chilean playwrights, Nicaraguan revolutionary poets, Columbian women's writing; interviews with the novelist Margo Glantz, and with the film director Maria Luisa Bemberg. Also features are studies of such novelists as the starkly realist Elena Poniatowska, and the lyrically surrealist Maria Luisa Bombal; and an essay on Clarice Lispector by her official English language translator.This collection offers a variety of approaches and aims to demonstrate the extraordinary power and vitality of women writers selected from a wide range of Latin American countries- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, among others - whose works are attaining international recognition.This is a book for interested general readers, especially those concerned with women writers, as well as for literature students.
The diverse countries of Latin America have produced a lively and ever evolving tradition of novels, many of which are read in translation all over the world. This Companion offers a broad overview of the novel's history and analyses in depth several representative works by, for example, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. The essays collected here offer several entryways into the understanding and appreciation of the Latin American novel in Spanish-speaking America and Brazil. The volume conveys a real sense of the heterogeneity of Latin American literature, highlighting regions whose cultural and geopolitical particularities are often overlooked. Indispensable to students of Latin American or Hispanic studies and those interested in comparative literature and the development of the novel as genre, the Companion features a comprehensive bibliography and chronology and concludes with an essay about the success of Latin American novels in translation.
Release on 2002 | by Cláudia Pazos Alonso,Claire Elizabeth Williams
Essays on Clarice Lispector
Author: Cláudia Pazos Alonso,Claire Elizabeth Williams
Category: Literary Criticism
he Brazilian author Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) is arguably Latin America's most celebrated female writer. Yet her prose has remained tantalisingly elusive, resisting any facile appropriation and lending itself to be read in a variety of contexts. Lispector's enigmatic yet luminous writings warrant fresh , multi disciplinary readings. Here, twelve distinguished international scholars discuss the modernity pulsating throughout Lispector's work, examining not only her unconventional novels and famous short stories, but also her chronicles and children's books, in order to reassess her groundbreaking exploration of the fluid catagories of gender and genre, her hybrid textualisations of time, self and nation.