Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America

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Barbara H. Solomon
Signet Classic, 2002 - Fiction - 478 pages
7 Reviews
Taking us into the houses, streets, villages, cities - and hearts - of people around the globe, this exciting collection makes accessible a truly cross-cultural selection of important short fiction. Twenty-five contemporary stories from five cultures far different from our own bring us the distinct flavours and sights, values and conflicts of modern Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America. But against the totally foreign and exotic backdrops, the powerful dramas and relationships that come to life are universal and instantly familiar. Bringing together the works of writers as diverse as Bessie Head, Lu Wenfu, Mahasweta Devi, Yuko Tsushima, and Luisa Valenzuela, this unique collection of world literature expands our cultural horizons.

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Review: Other Voices, Other Vistas: China, India, Japan, and Latin America

User Review  - Mitch - Goodreads

This is a collection of short stories collected from recognized authors from five world areas: Japan, China, Latin America, India and Africa. Naturally they all are permeated with cultural elements as ... Read full review

Review: Other Voices, Other Vistas: China, India, Japan, and Latin America

User Review  - Punit Soni - Goodreads

"Other Voices, Other Vistas", an anthology of short stories edited by Barbara Solomon, is a pretty decent collection of stories. The selections are classified by geographic region into 5 sections ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Barbara H. Solomon is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Iona college. Among the books she has edited are "The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin," "Herland and Selected Stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," and "Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memoirs of American Youth" (with Eileen Panetta.) She lives in New Rochelle, New York.
Eileen Panetta is Associate Professor of English at Iona College. She is coeditor of "Once Upon a Childhood "(with Barbara H. Solomon). She lives in New York City.

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