A Place in the Sun

Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba

Catherine Davies

A Place in the Sun

Catherine Davies

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1997  
Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781856495424 Published January 1998 For sale in North and South America only
Women have published a rich and varied selection of work in Cuba throughout the twentieth century. Their writings give us a crucial insight into the recent history of that country. In this book, Catherine Davies develops a sophisticated and theoretically informed feminist reading of works by authors such as Dulce María Loynaz and the poet Fina García Marruz who developed their styles in the pre-revolutionary period and black and mulatto poets such as Nancy Morejón, Georgina Herrera and Excilia Saldaña from the post-1959 socialist era. The author reads these key texts in ways that show how women’s writing can open up areas that resist alignment into the ‘grand narratives’ - of liberalism, Marxism - that have usually dominated interpretations of Cuban culture. A major theoretical intervention into debates around representation, the book will be necessary reading for students and academics in post-colonial theory and women’s studies, as well as in Spanish, Latin-American and comparative literature.
Contents
Contents
Introduction
1. Contexts: Women Writers In Neo-Colonial Cuba 1900-1959
2. Mother Nation: Female Subjectivity And National Identity In Cuba 1900-1935
3. Dulce Maria Loynaz: Horror Of House And Home
4. Garcia Marruz: Love Of Mother And God
5. Contexts: Women Writers In Post-Revolutionary Cuba 1959-1992
6. Women‘s Short Stories: The Feminist And The Female
7. Nancy Morejón, Georgina Herrera, Excilia Saldaña: Mother Africa And Cultural Memory
8. The Mother And Female Desire: Poetry In The 1980s And Early 1990s.
9. Final Comment
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