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Cry for Me, Argentina: The Performance of Trauma in the Short Narrative of Aida Bortnik, Griselda Gambaro, and Tununa Mercado

Levine, Annette H.

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ISBN 10: 0838641563 / ISBN 13: 9780838641569
Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008
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Title: Cry for Me, Argentina: The Performance of ...

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Publication Date: 2008

Book Condition: Very Good

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Inspired by the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo's work for memory and justice, "Cry for Me, Argentina" is an interdisciplinary study that draws on Latin American literary, trauma, performance, and cultural studies to analyze the narrative of three Argentine women writers/activists - Aida Bortnik, Griselda Gambaro, and Tununa Mercado - whose work reveals the traumatic repercussions of the Dirty War (1976-83) and cultivates a narrative space for working through traumatic impact of the era: the grave losses of human life (30,000 disappeared individuals), the breakdown of civil liberties, and the ongoing struggles these problems have perpetuated. Anne H. Levine is a Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College.

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A child of refugees, Annette H. Levine has always had a vested interest in stories of exile and diaspora. Her passion for Hispanic cultures and the Spanish language is the fruit of a childhood spent living in a largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community in the Bronx. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master's Degreefrom the University of Chicago. She is now a professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Ithaca College. In manuscript form, this book won the 2006 Northeast Modern Language Association Book Award. Dr. Levine is also a translator whose work has been published by editorial Mila, World Literature Today, and Translation.

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