Short Stories by Latin American Women The Magic and the Real

ISBN-10: 0812967070
ISBN-13: 9780812967074
Edition: 2003
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.440

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.”

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and Professor, she is a Missouri native who was born in 1920. One of the leading translators of her time, Peden has translated more than 40 books and has won numerous prizes and grants. In 2007, she collected a variety of Mexican literature to combine and edit the book Mexican Writers on Writing.

Gregory Rabassa (born 9 March 1922) is a renowned literary translator from Spanish and Portuguese to English who currently teaches at Queens College where he is a Distinguished Professor. Rabassa received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth; he enrolled as a graduate student at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate. He taught for over two decades at Columbia University before accepting a position at Queens College. Typically, Rabassa translates without reading the book beforehand, working as he goes. Rabassa had a particularly close and productive working relation with Cort�zar. For his version of Cort�zar's novel, Hopscotch, Rabassa received a National Book Award for Translation. In 2006, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He has written a memoir detailing his experiences as a translator, If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, A Memoir.

Foreword by Isabel Allende
Introduction
An Act of Vengeance
Sophie and the Angel Helena Araujo (Colombia)
Asthmatic Mar�a Luisa Bombal (Chile)
The Tree Rosario Castellanos (Mexico)
Culinary Lesson Amparo D�vila (Mexico)
The End of a Struggle Guadalupe Due�as (Mexico)
In Heavenand
Shoes for the Rest of My Life Maria Virgina Estenssoro (Bolivia)
The Child That Never Was Rosario Ferr� (Puerto Rico)
A Poisoned Tale Elena Garro (Mexico)
Blame the Tlaxcaltecs Nora Glickmann (Argentian)
The Last Emigrant Luc�a Guerra (Chile)
The Virgin’s Passion Liliana Heker (Argentina)
Berkley or Mariana of the Universe Vlady Kociancich (Argentina)
Knight, Death and the Devil Luisa Mercedes Levinson (Argentina)
The Cove Clarice Lispector (Brazil)
Looking for Some Dignity Mar�a Elena Llano (Cuba)
In the Family Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica)
Symbiotic Encounter Olga Orozco (Argentina)
The Midgets Antonia Palacios (Venenzuela)
A Gentleman on the Train Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay)
Breaking the Speed Record N�lida Pi��n (Brazil)
Big-bellied Cow Josefina Pla (Uruguay)
To Seize the Earth Elena Poniatowska (Mexico)
Park Cinema Teresa Porzencanski (Uruguay)
The Story of a Cat Mar�a Teresa Solari (Peru)
Death and Transfiguration of a Teacher Maria Traba (Argentian/Columbia)
The Tale of the Velvet Pillows Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina)
Up Among the Eagles Rima de Vallbona (Costa Rica)
Penelope’s Silver Wedding Anniversary Ana Lydia Vega (Puerto Rico)
Cloud Cover Caribbean Alicia Y��ez Coss�o (Ecuador)
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