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Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real

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Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden. Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia V ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 14th 2003 by Modern Library
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Gail Kennon
enjoyed a few of them..too meaningless mostly for my taste.
Sherrie Miranda
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
3.0 out of 5 stars
Rich in Metaphor & Nuance, Probably best read in a class or readers' group
By Sherrie Miranda
This review is for: Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)
This book was a real mixed bag. Although many of the Latina writers have published novels that are excellent, their short stories often left you wondering about their skills in this arena. Or maybe it is the reader who needs more skills or understanding of life in L
The quote on the front of this book reads "a needed general text for courses in contemporary Latin American and women's literature" - which is a bit like damning with faint praise really. I personally think it's a shame to aim this collection only at students and think if you're into Latin American literature, you can get a lot out of this anyway.

The real strength of this book is in its breadth - it contains short stories by authors from 14 different countries. Some of them are well-known, like
Abbie Chem
Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it
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I struggled through this collection. The quality was too inconsistent and it was with a sense of relief that I finished this collection. Perhaps magic realism and I just don't get along. Perhaps the translations added an extra barrier. Regardless, I only truly enjoyed two or three stories out of the whole collection.
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Creo que hubiera disfrutado más las lecturas si las hubiera leído en español. Existen cuentos que sobresalen mucho más que otros, más fuertes que la típica historia de amor desgraciado que viven las mujeres. Quiero creer que las mujeres que escriben, pueden escribir más allá de la misma condición de las mujeres y elevarse al mundo de las ideas universales.
Jan 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
yay magical surrealism!
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Excellent compilation of short stories. Magic Realism, Realism, psycho-analysis - great stories, I was sorry when I finished it, left me wishing for more.
Zara Rahman
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great collection of stories; I'm keen to read more by these authors, as I've never heard of many of them before. Fascinating breadth of subjects covered, too!
Feb 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love these stories.
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Celia Correas de Zapata (n. 9 de octubre de 1935, Mendoza) es una escritora, académica, y poeta argentina, siendo además una destacada estudiosa de la historia de las escritoras latinoamericanas. Hija del destacado Edmundo Correas y nieta del célebre Juan de Dios Correas, ambos muy importantes en la historia de su ciudad natal: Mendoza. Es profesora de literatura en la Universidad Estatal de San J ...more
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