Allegories of Transgression and Transformation

Allegories of Transgression and Transformation

Experimental Fiction by Women Writing Under Dictatorship

eBook - 1996
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Univ of New York Press
Examines the dynamic relationship between authority and gender in contemporary, experimental narrative works by four Latin American women writers: Diamela Eltit of Chile, Nelida Pinon of Brazil, Reina Roffe of Argentina, and Cristina Peri Rossi of Uruguay.

Baker & Taylor
"The Latin American dictatorships of the 1970s-80s (dirty wars against civilian population) coincided with the period of women's liberation. Vol. deals with incursion and participation of women in all levels of society, but especially in the literary-political sphere. Work is concerned with how women writers responded to these regimes in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay through the literature of Cristina Peri Rosi, Diamela Eltit, Nâelida Piänon, and Reyna Roffâe. Theoretically well grounded in feminist and political theory and extremely well written, this lucid book represents a breakthrough in women's studies and a welcome respite from the feminist canon which has overworked the texts of a small number of women writers. Recommended as a point of departure for new studies on women"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780585065069
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 286 p.)


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