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Writing Women in Central America: Gender and the Fictionalization of History (Ohio RIS Latin America Series)

By: Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press: December 2003

Seller ID: 17541

ISBN: 0896802337

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What is the relationship between history and fiction in a place with a contentious past? And of what concern is gender in the telling of stories about that past? "Writing Women in Central America" explores these questions as it considers key Central American texts. This study analyzes how authors appropriate history to confront the rhetoric of the state, global economic powers, and even dissident groups within their own cultures. Laura Barbas-Rhoden winds a common thread in the literary imaginations of Claribel Alegria, Rosario Aguilar, Gioconda Belli, and Tatiana Lobo and shows how these ... View more info