A Place in the Sun?
Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba
By (author) Catherine Davies
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Place in the Sun? by Catherine Davies
Book DescriptionWomen 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856495424
(216mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Catherine Davies
Catherine Davies is professor of Spanish at the University of Manchester.
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