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Latin American women and the literature of madness : narratives at the crossroads of gender, politics and the mind

Author: Elvira E Sánchez-Blake; Laura Kanost
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores contemporary Latin American realities through madness narratives by prominent women authors. Close reading of these works reveals a pattern of literary techniques employed by the writers to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Allegories
Named Person: Cristina Peri Rossi; Lya Luft; Diamela Eltit; Paz Errázuriz; Cristina Rivera Garza; Laura Restrepo; Irene Vilar
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elvira E Sánchez-Blake; Laura Kanost
ISBN: 9780786474851 0786474858 1476621101 9781476621104
OCLC Number: 907132900
Description: ix, 176 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction --
A dialogical journey : Cristina Peri rossi's La nave de los locos / Elvira Sønchez-Blake) --
Homesickness : Lya Luft's Exølio / Laura Kanost) --
Dissonance on display : Diamela Eltit and Paz : errøzuriz's el infarto del alma / Laura Kanost --
See the world through my lens : Cristina Rivera Garza's Nadie me verø llorar / Elvira Sønchez-Blake --
A poetics of madness : Laura Restrepo's delirio / Elvira Sønchez-Blake --
Literary agency : Irene Vilar's "life-writing" / Laura Kanost --
Conclusions --
Chapter notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Elvira Sânchez-Blake and Laura Kanost.

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