Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology

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Intelligence and compassion characterize the 14 contemporary Argentinean women writers in this anthology, which features short biographies, interviews, and selections of their works as well as portraits and bibliographies. Editors Fares and Hermann, both Spanish professors, provide a lucid introduction to Argentine politics and history in this century?a time of upheaval accompanied by authoritarianism, censorship, and violence. These female voices offer another viewpoint on that upheaval. Thus, Maria Esther de Miguel skillfully creates characters who represent the pride and pain Argentineans feel about the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, while Maria Esther Vazquez tenderly describes a tea party whose customs are observed by both the rich and the poor. Many stories involve real or symbolic immigration and emigration in the hope of finding identity. In the interviews, Jorge Luis Borges is often cited as an inspiration?which is evident in these complex, imaginative works. Recommended for academic libraries.?Rebecca Martin, Northern Illinois Univ. Lib., DeKalb
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