Explores how women are represented in novels written by women, which have conflict as their central thematic concern. This book examines the context in which these texts were written and how they compare to texts written by men based on the same period.
Niamh Thornton is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and Film at the University of Ulster.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Just Warriors and Beautiful Souls; 1. Tumulto y hojarasca: Gender, War and Nationalism in Mexico; 2. The novela de la revolucion: Genesis and Exegesis; 3. Questioning Universal Givens: Time, History and Truth in Elena Garro's Los recuerdos del porvenir; 4. Fighting Invisibility: Women Revolutionaries in Elena Poniatowska's Hasta no verte Jesus mio; 5. Boleros as an Escape: Revolution and Popular Culture in Arrancame la vida by Angeles Mastretta; Conclusion: From the Past to the Future; Bibliography; Index.