A Place in the Sun: Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba

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Zed Books, 1997 - 247 páginas
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Women have published a rich and varied selection of work in Cuba throughout the twentieth century. Their writings give us a crucial insight into the recent history of that country. In this book, Catherine Davies develops a sophisticated and theoretically informed feminist reading of works by authors such as Dulce María Loynaz and the poet Fina García Marruz who developed their styles in the pre-revolutionary period and black and mulatto poets such as Nancy Morejón, Georgina Herrera and Excilia Saldaña from the post-1959 socialist era.

The author reads these key texts in ways that show how women's writing can open up areas that resist alignment into the 'grand narratives' - of liberalism, Marxism - that have usually dominated interpretations of Cuban culture. A major theoretical intervention into debates around representation, the book will be necessary reading for students and academics in post-colonial theory and women's studies, as well as in Spanish, Latin-American and comparative literature.

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Índice

Women Writers in Neocolonial Cuba
11
Female Subjectivity and National
35
Horror of House and Home
66
Love of Mother and God
90
Women Writers in Postrevolutionary
116
the Feminist and the Female
145
Nancy Morejón
165
Poetry in the 1980s
196
Women Writers and the Special
222
Index
241
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Catherine Davies is professor of Spanish at the University of Manchester.
Catherine Davies is professor of Spanish at the University of Manchester.

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