Remembering Maternal Bodies: Melancholy in Latina and Latin American Women's Writing - New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Hardback)Benigno Trigo (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 205
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
"Remembering Maternal Bodies provides a profound engagement with Latino and Latin American women writers. It invites the reader into a body of imaginative connections and lines of flight shared by writers generally not read in unison. Benigno Trigo significantly advances an exploration of a new corpus redefining literature and criticism in the Americas." - Roman de la Campa, Stony Brook University
"Drawing on insights from psychoanalytic, feminist and post-feminist thought, Trigo undertakes a thoughtful, provocative and strikingly original reflection on the inscription - and, at times, proscription - of the maternal body in contemporary Latin American and Latina writing. Remembering Maternal Bodies is certain to inspire lively debate. I know of no other book like it." - Gustavo Perez Firmat, Columbia University
'Insightful and introspective study of maternal writing that tells us as much about the text as it does about ourselves. Trigo provides a highly analytical, patient, and perceptive counter reading to patriarchal narratives. In so doing, he convincingly links symbolic matricide in Latin American and Latina literatures..' William Luis, Vanderbilt University
"Trigo presents a compelling critical vision of a literary corpus that, through a rigorous and theoretically informed analysis of maternal themes, contributes significantly to existing definitions of Latin American and Latina women's writing." - Dara Goldman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"An important contribution to the fields of Latin American literary and Latina/o literary studies." - Laura Gutierrez, University of Iowa
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