Reading the feminine voice in Latin American women's fiction : from Teresa de la Parra to Elena Poniatowska and Luisa Valenzuela / María Teresa Medeiros-Lichem

Author(s): Medeiros-Lichem, María Teresa, 1943-
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Subjects: Latin American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
Latin American fiction--20th century--History and criticism
Feminist literary criticism--Latin America
Poniatowska, Elena--Criticism and interpretation
Valenzuela, Luisa, 1938---Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Peter Lang, c2002
Series: Latin America vol. 2
Latin America (Series) vol. 2
LC Classification: P, PQ
Physical Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1. The Current Latin American Feminist Literary Debate 27
A Preliminary Survey of Symposia and Critical Articles 31
New Emerging Theoretical Voices and Manifestos 39
Leading Trends of the Feminist Literary Debate 50
Elena Poniatowska's and Luisa Valenzuela's Theoretical Orientations 53
Ch. 2. Historical Overview of 20[superscript th] Century Latin American Innovative Writing by Women 67
From Teresa de la Parra to Clarice Lispector: Resistance and Transgression 68
Clarice Lispector: A Postmodern Voice in ecriture feminine 78
Rosario Castellanos: The Inclusion of Plural Languages and the Problematic of Class and Race in Texts Written by Women 84
From the Private to the Public Space: The Role of Women in the Building of the Nation: Marta Lynch and Angeles Mastretta 99
The Building of a Nation: Plotting Women and Mal de amores 103
From Self-Awareness to Social Commitment: The Linking Thread in Women's Writing 107
Ch. 3. Elena Poniatowska: "... la voz de los oprimidos" 123
Jesusa Palancares: The Silent Woman as an Agent of Resistance to Oppression 126
From a Feminist Perspective: Jesusa's Creative Space: Mothering and the Obra Espiritual 134
Jesusa Palancares from a Feminist and Dialogical Perspective 136
Jesusa's Experience and Weltanschauung Viewed as a Social Critique: The Ideology of Poverty 140
Tinisima as an Example of a Polyphonic Novel that Portrays Mexico as a Cosmopolitan Center for Artistic and Ideological Encounters 149
Ch. 4. Luisa Valenzuela: "La mala palabra" 167
Valenzuela's Theoretical Discourse: "I believe in the existence of a feminine language" 169
Cambio de armas [Other Weapons] as an Example of Feminine Writing: The Silent Song against Oppression 174
"Rituals of Rejection": "a fire burning its own flames" 177
"I'm Your Horse in the Night": "They cannot deprive me of my dreams" 180
"The Word 'Killer'": "scraping and scraping until I find the living flesh" 181
"Other Weapons": "the repulsive gift" 182
"Fourth Version": The Language of the Ineffable 188
Conclusion 203
Works Cited 213
Index 229
Notes: LCCN: 2001023973
ISBN: 0820456659 (alk. paper)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Carleton University, Ottawa, 1999
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213]-228) and index
OCLC Number: 50874427
ISBN/ISSN: 0820456659