Broken Bars: New Perspectives from Mexican Women Writers by Kay S. Garcia

By Kay S. Garcia

Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, Silvia Molina, and Brianda Domecq are Mexican writers whose works are commencing to allure big severe awareness. to this point, their paintings isn't renowned within the usa nor can readers receive a lot information regarding the writers themselves. by means of combining in-depth interviews with serious essays, Kay Garcia presents a useful provider to those that wish to have a greater realizing of up to date Mexican writing. utilizing a feminist literary serious method, Garcia explores the connections among the writers' lives and their works. either the writers and their protagonists have tried to form realities for themselves that contradict legit discourses and limits. not like many writers of fiction this present day, those ladies provide voice to the marginalized components of Mexican society. The interviews, serious essays, and bibliography of damaged Bars will serve to make their works extra available to readers within the usa.

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My center communicates with the center transformed of these texts and my reading (dialogue) becomes a (re)-creation of myself. The woman center proves to be not empty or passively waiting to be filled, but rather the generator of images, the teller of tales, and a source of strength, as well as the space within which women may spend time with themselves. (202) The stories women tell are different from stories men tell, but it is not simply a question of feminine imagery or emotional involvement in the narrative.

KG: Once in a while it seems like it is your opinion that is being offered. EP: Yes, once in a while. It is a frightful book. I believe that it is not polished, that it doesn't all fit together. I started working on the first pages in order to transform them into a book and then I couldn't do it any longer, the material was so difficult to Page 22 manage and so upsetting that I took it to the publisher and I said if you want to make a book, here is the material, but it was like a block, I couldn't work on that book.

Do you believe that Mexican women writers have progressed much in the last ten years? EP: I think so. There are some young writers who have a lot to offer. There are some poetsSilvia Tomasa Rivera, Kiyra Galvánwho are much more free than the writers before them. There are other young writers like Carmen Boullosa and Page 24 Bárbara Jacobs who belong to the next generation after Angeles Mastretta and who have achieved much greater liberty than we have. KG: Do you think that woman's voice in literature is different than the masculine voice?

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