Cubana: Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women

Until recently, the combination of a Cuban old boys network and an ideological emphasis on tough writing kept fiction by Cuban women largely unknown and unread Cubana, the U.S version of a groundbreaking anthology of women s fiction published in Cuba in 1996, introduces these once ignored writers to a new audience Havana editor and author Mirta Y ez has assembled anUntil recently, the combination of a Cuban old boys network and an ideological emphasis on tough writing kept fiction by Cuban women largely unknown and unread Cubana, the U.S version of a groundbreaking anthology of women s fiction published in Cuba in 1996, introduces these once ignored writers to a new audience Havana editor and author Mirta Y ez has assembled an impressive group of sixteen stories that reveals the strength and variety of contemporary writing by Cuban women and offers a glimpse inside Cuba during a time of both extreme economic difficulty and artistic renaissance.Many of these stories focus pointedly on economic and social conditions Josefina de Diego s Internal Monologue on a Corner in Havana shows us the current crisis through the eyes and voice of a witty economist turned vendor who must sell her extra cigarettes Others Magaly S nchez s erotic fantasy Catalina in the Afternoons and Mylene Fern ndez Pintado s psychologically deft Anhedonia A Story in Two Women reveal a nascent Cuban feminism The twelve year old narrator of Aida Bahr s The Scent of Limes tries to make sense of her grandparents conservative values, her stepfather s disappearance, and her mother s fierce independence The Cuban American writer Achy Obejas recreates the strange dual identity of the immigrant, while avant garde stories like the playful and savvy The Urn and the Name A Merry Tale , written by Ena Luc a Portela, reveal the vitality of the experimental tradition in Cuba And Rosa Ileana Boudet s Potos 11 Address Unknown is both a romantic paean to a time of youth, passion, and revolution, and an attempt to reconcile that past with a diminished present.
Cubana Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women Until recently the combination of a Cuban old boys network and an ideological emphasis on tough writing kept fiction by Cuban women largely unknown and unread Cubana the U S version of a groundbreak

  • Title: Cubana: Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women
  • Author: Mirta Yáñez
  • ISBN: 9780807083376
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
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