Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the

Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferr , Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia Vega, and Luisa Valenzuela The resulting book is a literary tour de force, stories written by women in this hemisphere that speak to cultures throughout the world In her Foreword, Isabel Allende states, This anthology is so valuable it lays open the emotions of writers who, in turn, speak for others still shrouded in silence

10 thoughts on “Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real

  1. Elsie Elsie says:

    These are wonderful stories I really enjoyed them The introduction gives a very brief history of both South American women s realism and fantasy and a quick explanation of the themes collected in these stories by women writers covering realism, fantasy and magical realism According to Enrique Anderson Imbert one must distinguish carefully between literature of the fantastic and magical realism T

  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    3 5 stars The highlight of the book is the short story, The IWM 1000 I feel like the mysticism and surrealism is lost in translation in some of the stories I would ve preferred to read some of short stories in Spanish But it is a great introduction to this genre of Latin American Women Literature.

  3. Pierre Pierre says:

    Some particularly memorable stories others that I have already forgotten.Worth reading if only for The IWM 1000 This story appeared first in El beso y otras ficciones 1975 The date of the first publishing of this particular story makes it evenamazing

  4. Brian Biswas Brian Biswas says:

    Great collection from beginning to end.

  5. Gail Kennon Gail Kennon says:

    enjoyed a few of them..too meaningless mostly for my taste.

  6. Sherrie Miranda Sherrie Miranda says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars Rich in Metaphor Nuance, Probably best read in a class or readers groupBy Sherrie MirandaThis review is for Short Stories by Latin American Women The Magic and the Real Modern Library Classics Paperback This book was a real mixed bag Although many of the Latina writers have published novels that are excellent, their short stories often left you wondering about their skills in this

  7. Alexia Alexia says:

    The quote on the front of this book reads a needed general text for courses in contemporary Latin American and women s literature which is a bit like damning with faint praise really I personally think it s a shame to aim this collection only at students and think if you re into Latin American literature, you can get a lot out of this anyway.The real strength of this book is in its breadth it contains

  8. Abbie Chem Abbie Chem says:

    I struggled through this collection The quality was too inconsistent and it was with a sense of relief that I finished this collection Perhaps magic realism and I just don t get along Perhaps the translations added an extra barrier Regardless, I only truly enjoyed two or three stories out of the whole collection.

  9. Stephie Stephie says:

    Creo que hubiera disfrutado m s las lecturas si las hubiera le do en espa ol Existen cuentos que sobresalen mucho m s que otros, m s fuertes que la t pica historia de amor desgraciado que viven las mujeres Quiero creer que las mujeres que escriben, pueden escribir m s all de la misma condici n de las mujeres y elevarse al mundo de las ideas universales.

  10. Cassandra Cassandra says:

    yay magical surrealism

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