Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real

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Celia Correas de Zapata
Modern Library, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 246 pages
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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 Ferré, 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.”

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This thoughtful collection is another welcome addition to the small but growing body of literature by contemporary Latin American women writers in translation. (See, for instance, Landscapes of a New ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Celia Correas de Zapata is the author of Isabel Allende: Vida y Espíritu, as well as many articles and essays.

Isabel Allende, one of Latin America's foremost writers, is the author of numerous books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and Paula.

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