Cover

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Front Matter

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CONTENTS

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pp. ix-xii

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. xiii-xvi

I thank my husband and colleague, Henry Flores, for his encouragement; my parents, Julio and Dorothy, for teaching me the love of learning; and St. Mary’s University, for the research support I have received. I also thank each of the authors of this collection for the generous time they offered me, ...

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-18

When considering the topic of Argentine women, particularly as it relates to power, the image of Eva Per

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1. Elvira Orph

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pp. 19-40

Elvira Orph

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2. Ang

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pp. 41-66

Ang

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3. Marcela Sol

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pp. 67-88

Marcela Sol

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4. Luisa Valenzuela

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pp. 89-120

A full mane of dark hair surrounds her ample smile and keen eyes, which project a passion for life and people. Luisa Valenzuela carries herself with confidence and determination; when she enters a room, her presence is noticed and recognized. She is constantly observing her immediate and distant surroundings, noting every detail, as would a painter or a photographer. ...

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5. Tununa Mercado

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pp. 121-140

Tununa Mercado is a slender woman with a fair complexion and a massive mane of very dark hair. She walks and moves with a boyish gait as if trying to assert her inner strength, in light of her small physical stature. She speaks decidedly and often strays into poetic tangents that lead into her circuitous creativity, ...

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6. Alicia Dujovne Ortiz

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pp. 141-160

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz is unequivocally a free spirit. Her eyes meet ours with frank sincerity; her smile is wide, earnest, and engaging. She has the gaze of someone who has lived a lot and suffered a lot, yet has retained the joyful soul of the young at heart. Her voice springs forth like a waterfall flowing gently and rhythmically as she speaks; her laughter is loud and carefree. ...

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7. Liliana Heer

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pp. 161-182

Liliana Heer is a petite woman, yet she walks tall and carries herself with poise and self-assurance. Her eyes are inquisitive, and her hair hangs straight, as was fashionable in the 1960s. ...

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8. Liliana Heker

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pp. 183-212

Liliana Heker is a short, small woman with long, straight bangs and a rounded face. She has the wide-eyed look of someone who is curious, aware, and thoughtful. She is sure of herself, and at the same time, gracious. Liliana moves freely and confidently in a world she feels defines her, the world of Argentine literature. ...

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9. Alina Diacon

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pp. 213-232

Alina Diacon

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10. Mar

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pp. 233-256

Mar

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11. Cristina Siscar

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pp. 257-276

Cristina Siscar is a statuesque woman, with large dark eyes and flowing hair. Her movements are slow and measured, like a feline’s. The cadence of her voice is deliberate and smooth. She pauses when she speaks to choose just the right word to convey a precise thought. One senses many levels of depth in her thought, marked by a feminine gentleness, almost frail, yet imposing. ...

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12. Ana Mar

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pp. 277-306

Ana Mar

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13. Alicia Kozameh

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pp. 307-338

Alicia Kozameh is a striking woman with abundant, curly auburn hair that crowns her slender figure. Her large, wide eyes reflect both seriousness and vulnerability. She is a dual soul: a woman of great strength and conviction, and a woman wounded by the turmoil she still carries within. Alicia is frank, outspoken, and sincerely interested in others. ...

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14. Esther Cross

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pp. 339-364

Esther Cross has large, doe-like brown eyes that are caring and inquisitive. Her smile is broad, and her demeanor is gentle. She is very slender and moves elegantly, like a sail in the wind. ...

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15. Ana Quiroga

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pp. 365-376

Ana Quiroga is, essentially, a feminine presence. She moves with poise and speaks in soft, undulating tones. Her long, dark hair frames a youthful, rounded face. Ana has large eyes that gaze into each person she encounters with thoughtfulness and interest. Her gentle demeanor belies a strong, purposeful woman who sees the future as limitless. ...