Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers:
A Critical Anthology

Edited by Gustavo Fares and Eliana C. Hermann

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"An important step in correcting a serious problem in the current body of criticism regarding Latin American literature, that is, the lack of attention given to Latin American women writers."-- Rhonda Buchanan, University of Louisville

With this anthology, the voices of fourteen major Argentinean women writers will be heard for the first time in English. Along with their short stories and novel segments, the collection includes an interview with each author and a bibliography of her work. Since its original publication in Spanish, the collection has been expanded and includes a new introduction that deals with Argentinean history of the past decades as well as current literary production there, with special emphasis on the position of women writers.

The writers
Estela Canto
María Esther de Miguel
Alina Diaconú
Angélica Gorodischer
Alicia Jurado
María Rosa Lojo
Jorgelina Loubet
Martha Mercader
Elvira Orphée
Mabel Pagano
Alicia Régoli de Mullen
Reina Roffé
Noemí Ulla
María Esther Vázquez



Gustavo Fares is associate professor of Spanish at Lynchburg College in Virginia. Eliana C. Hermann is associate professor of Spanish at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

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"Editors Fares and Hermann, both Spanish professors, provide a lucid introuduction 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. . . . Many stories involve real of symbplic 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." Library Journal

"Unique in both the breadth of its coverage . . . and in its approach toward gender and history in the works of these writers. . . . An extremely valuable portrait of the strength and talent of these contemporary authors." -- Choice Choice

"The editors focus on issues that can no longer be ignored and provide insightful information on the chain of events which prompted some of these women to write as they have." -- South Atlantic Review South Atlantic Review

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