Short Stories by Latin American Women by Celia Correas Zapata
The Magic and the Real (Modern Library Classics)

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This collection offers short stories by thirty of the most important women writers of Latin America. An introduction by Isabel Allende is included.
 

About Celia Correas Zapata

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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.
 
Published September 8, 2011 by Arte Público Press. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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The feminist sentiments, which may have been quite daring in Latin America, are less so here, though Rosario Castellanos is clever in ""Culinary Lesson."" Zapata's introduction provides some perspective and includes clarification of the much-used (and misused) term ""magical realism."" The anthol...

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and the presentation of photography as metaphor for both freedom and alienation in Luisa Valenzuela’s brilliant “Up Among the Eagles.” Most readers will skim some, but the volume’s many high points make it an essential one.

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"Until very recently," novelist Allende writes in the foreword to this comprehensive collection, "Latin American literature was—with very few exceptions—a man's game."

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