A Place in the Sun?: Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba
By: Catherine Davies (author)Hardback
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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 Maria Loynaz and the poet Fina Garcia Marruz who developed their styles in the pre-revolutionary period and black and mulatto poets such as Nancy Morejon, Georgina Herrera and Excilia Saldana 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.
Catherine Davies is professor of Spanish at the University of Manchester.
* Contents* Introduction*1. Contexts: Women Writers In Neo-Colonial Cuba 1900-1959*2. Mother Nation: Female Subjectivity And National Identity In Cuba 1900-1935*3. Dulce Maria Loynaz: Horror Of House And Home*4. Garcia Marruz: Love Of Mother And God*5. Contexts: Women Writers In Post-Revolutionary Cuba 1959-1992*6. Women's Short Stories: The Feminist And The Female*7. Nancy Morejon, Georgina Herrera, Excilia Saldana: Mother Africa And Cultural Memory*8. The Mother And Female Desire: Poetry In The 1980s And Early 1990s.*9. Final Comment
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