The book, unique in its kind, includes a total of 28 writers representative of 13 different Latin American countries, from those who are part of the canon such as Isabel Allende, Gioconda Belli, Liliana Heker, Nancy Morejon, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral, and Julia de Burgos to emergent voices, such as Cecilia Bustamante, Rosina Valcarcel, and Gladys Ilarregui. This anthology will be the perfect text to give an overview of contemporary poetry and short story by leading Latin American women writers. The range of countries represented, the social topics considered as well as the diversity of genres both within poetry and the short story make this a valuable book. Dr. Gac-Artigas? introduction provides a succinct overview of writing by women in Latin America and her selections from earlier writers provide concrete examples of their work. The introductions to each writer contain a wealth of information, while remaining succinct and pithy?
Revista Estudios Paraguayos 2006 - N°1 y 2 - Vol. XXIV