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"Appearing for the first time in English, these stories express the anguish and courage of women from their different classes and regions as they recognize their common restlessness and forge a new consciousness."  -- Booklist

"... provocative... Although not all the pieces are outwardly political, there is a political edge to the book; the tone of the stories is bleak as they tell of Brazilian women's struggles with government, society, men and their own private demons. Sadlier's able translations retain a distinctive voice and style for each writer." -- Publishers Weekly

"Sadlier... has done a service to students of Comparative Literature and Women's Studies as well as to general readers who sincerely want to know what literature of quality is being written in that all-too-rarely studied Portuguese language of Brazil."  -- Revista de Estudios Hispanicos

"The pieces... convey... the evolution in the consciousness of the writers, their sense of themselves, and their place in society as well as the changes affecting Brazil's political climate and society at large during this century."  -- Review of Contemporary Fiction

"A superb addition to the increasing number of anthologies dedicated to Brazilian literature." -- Choice

"A must for any modern literary collection." -- WLW Journal

Women writers have revolutionized Brazilian literature, and this impressive collection will provide English readers with a window on this revolution. These twenty previously untranslated selections by some of Brazil's most important writers illustrate the remarkable power of women's voices and the important contributions they have made to twentieth-century literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Carmen Dolores / A Drama in the Countryside (1907)
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. Júlia Lopes de Almeida / From He and She (1910)
  2. pp. 27-35
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  1. Rachel de Queiroz / From The Year Fifteen (1930)
  2. pp. 36-51
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  1. Clarice Lispector / The Flight (1940)
  2. pp. 52-57
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  1. Sra. Leandro Dupré / From We Were Six (1943)
  2. pp. 58-75
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  1. Emi Bulhões Carvalho da Fonseca / In the Silence of the Big House (1944)
  2. pp. 76-83
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  1. Lúcia Benedetti / My Uncle Ricardo (1950)
  2. pp. 84-90
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  1. Dinah Silveira de Queiroz / Jovita (1957)
  2. pp. 91-109
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  1. Lia Correia Dutra / A Perfect World (1957)
  2. pp. 110-121
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  1. Lygia Fagundes Telles / Just a Saxophone (1969)
  2. pp. 122-139
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  1. Adalgisa Nery / Premeditated Coincidence (1972)
  2. pp. 140-145
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  1. Hilda Hilst / Agda (1973)
  2. pp. 146-155
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  1. Nélida Piñon / Near East (1973)
  2. pp. 156-162
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  1. Tania Jamardo Faillace / Dorceli (1975)
  2. pp. 163-173
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  1. Elisa Lispector / The Fragile Balance (1977)
  2. pp. 174-179
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  1. Edla van Steen / The Sleeping Beauty (Script of a Useless Life) (1978)
  2. pp. 180-193
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  1. Marina Colasanti / Little Girl in Red, on Her Way to the Moon (1980)
  2. pp. 194-203
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  1. Márcia Denser / The Vampire of Whitehouse Lane (1980)
  2. pp. 204-214
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  1. Lya Luft / From The Left Wing of the Angel (1981)
  2. pp. 215-227
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  1. Sônia Coutinho / Every Lana Turner Has Her Johnny Stompanato (1985)
  2. pp. 228-235
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  1. List of Selected Works
  2. pp. 237-241
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253115690
Related ISBN
9780253350459
MARC Record
OCLC
42328428
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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