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Essayistic Discourse As Literary Autobiography And Feminist Criticism In Rosario Ferré'S Sitio A Eros And El Coloquio De Las Perras, J. Agustín Pastén B. May 2001

Essayistic Discourse As Literary Autobiography And Feminist Criticism In Rosario Ferré'S Sitio A Eros And El Coloquio De Las Perras, J. Agustín Pastén B.

Spanish Language and Literature

In Sitio a Eros and El coloquio de las perras, Rosario Ferré turns the traditional Spanish American essay into a most propitious space to investigate issues of gender and more specifically, writing as a potential vehicle for women's ultimate liberation. In these two books, in which the line between literary criticism and feminist criticism is hard to separate, she joins the ranks of writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo and Rosario Castellanos, Latin America's best-known female predecessors in the essay.

Most of the essays included in Ferré's Sitio a Eros (1980, 1986) were written in the ...