The Resource The shattered mirror : representations of women in Mexican literature, María Elena de Valdés

The shattered mirror : representations of women in Mexican literature, María Elena de Valdés

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The shattered mirror : representations of women in Mexican literature
Title
The shattered mirror
Title remainder
representations of women in Mexican literature
Statement of responsibility
María Elena de Valdés
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Popular images of women in Mexico - conveyed through literature and, more recently, film and television - were long restricted to either the stereotypically submissive wife and mother or the demonized fallen woman. But new representations of women and their roles in Mexican society have shattered the ideological mirrors that reflected these images. This book explores this major change in the literary representation of women in Mexico
  • Maria Elena de Valdes enters into a selective examination of literary representation in its social context and a contestatory engagement of both the literary text and its place in the social reality of Mexico. Some of the topics she considers are Carlos Fuentes and the subversion of the social codes for women; the poetic ties between Sor Juana Ines de la Crus and Octavio Paz; questions of female identity in the writings of Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Josefina Hernandez, Maria Luisa Puga, and Elena Poniatowska; the Chicana writing of Sandra Cisneros; and the postmodern celebration - without reprobation - of being a woman in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valdés, María Elena de
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7133
LC item number
.V35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Texas Pan-American series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican literature
  • Mexican literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Literatura mexicana
  • Literatura americana
  • Literatura americana
  • Literatura americana
  • Mujeres en la literatura
  • Écrits de femmes mexicains
  • Littérature mexicaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Spaans
  • Letterkunde
  • Vrouwen
  • Frauenliteratur
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Mexican American women
  • Mexican Americans in literature
  • Mexican literature
  • Mexican literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Mexiko
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
The shattered mirror : representations of women in Mexican literature, María Elena de Valdés
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of representation of women in Mexican literature -- Rulfo's Susana San Juan: woman as subject and object of desire -- Carlos Fuentes and the subversion of the social codes for women -- Juana Ines de la Cruz and Octavio Paz: the crucible of poetry -- Questions of female identity: Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Josefina Hernandez, and Maria Luisa Puga -- Identity and the other as myself: Elena Poniatowska -- The hard edge: Cristina Pacheco -- Poetry from the margins: Sandra Cisneros -- Like Water for Chocolate: a celebration of the Mexican pre-aesthetic -- Conclusion: there must be another way
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780292715905
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97016813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36799091
  • (OCoLC)ocm36799091
Label
The shattered mirror : representations of women in Mexican literature, María Elena de Valdés
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of representation of women in Mexican literature -- Rulfo's Susana San Juan: woman as subject and object of desire -- Carlos Fuentes and the subversion of the social codes for women -- Juana Ines de la Cruz and Octavio Paz: the crucible of poetry -- Questions of female identity: Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Josefina Hernandez, and Maria Luisa Puga -- Identity and the other as myself: Elena Poniatowska -- The hard edge: Cristina Pacheco -- Poetry from the margins: Sandra Cisneros -- Like Water for Chocolate: a celebration of the Mexican pre-aesthetic -- Conclusion: there must be another way
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780292715905
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97016813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36799091
  • (OCoLC)ocm36799091

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