Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature (Routledge by Emma Staniland

By Emma Staniland

This e-book explores six texts from throughout Spanish the USA within which the coming-of-age tale ('Bildungsroman') bargains a critique of gendered selfhood as skilled within the region’s socio-cultural contexts. a number novels from the overdue 20th century, Staniland explores thematic matters when it comes to their function in elucidating a literary trip in the direction of service provider: that's, in the direction of the articulation of a socially and in my view practicable lady gendered identification, conscious of either the hegemonic discourses that constrain it, and the opportunity of their deconstruction and reconfiguration.

Myth, exile and the feminine physique are the 3 imperative subject matters for realizing the non-public, social and political goals of the Post-Boom girls writers whose paintings is explored during this quantity: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Ángeles Mastretta, Sylvia Molloy, Cristina Peri Rossi and Zoé Valdés. Their adoption, and variation, of an initially eighteenth-century and ecu literary style is noticeable right here to reshape the worldwide canon up to it really works to reshape our realizing of gendered identities as socially built, culturally contingent, and open-ended.

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