Broken Bars: New Perspectives from Mexican Women Writers

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University of New Mexico Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 229 pages
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Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, Silvia Molina, and Brianda Domecq are Mexican writers whose works are beginning to attract substantial critical attention. To date, their work is not well known in the United States nor can readers obtain much information about the writers themselves. By combining in-depth interviews with critical essays, Kay Garcia provides an invaluable service to those who would like to have a better understanding of contemporary Mexican writing.
Using a feminist literary critical approach, Garcia explores the connections between the writers' lives and their works. Both the writers and their protagonists have attempted to shape realities for themselves that contradict official discourses and boundaries. Unlike many writers of fiction today, these women give voice to the marginalized elements of Mexican society. The interviews, critical essays, and bibliography of Broken Bars will serve to make their works more accessible to readers in the United States.

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Contents

La familia vino del norte the family came from the north
La insólita historia de la Santa de Cabora the unusual story
Conclusion 205
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Kay S. Garcia is professor of Spanish at Oregon State University.

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