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

Zed Books, 1997 - 247 páginas

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.



Women Writers in Neocolonial Cuba
Female Subjectivity and National
Horror of House and Home
Love of Mother and God
the Feminist and the Female
Nancy Morejón
Poetry in the 1980s
Women Writers and the Special
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Sobre el autor (1997)

Professor Davies teaches at the University of Manchester. Her publications include Contemporary Feminist Fiction in Spain (1994) and Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba.

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