In Armonía Somers’s searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence. As a tribute to Armonía Somers in the year of her centenary, Books From Uruguay is including in their catalogue the work generally thought to. The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers, Trans. by Kit Maude has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.

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Article continues after advertisement. This is what had happened the night before when, watched in armoina by her fellow passengers, she had stepped off the train into the solitary locale: It was kind of like shaking up a Cubist painting so that all the constituent parts were rearranged just as apparently chaotically but in a way that seemed to work in the light of the new language. The Abolition of Species.

A critique of Enlightenment valued, the novel tells the story of a woman’s feminist awakening and the way it drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay. Short fiction by Spanish-American women.

Short Fiction by Spanish-American Women. Her research interests include Latin-American and Caribbean women’s writing, contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature, and literatures from transitional periods. Women’s Fiction from Smers America: Not all of the novel is this challenging.


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The day that Rebeca Linke turned thirty, she began with what she had always imagined, despite a secret illusion against: What if nothing armohia Other works related to the topic were El adolescente de novela y su valor de testimonio and Ann Sullivan Macy, la forja en noche plena.

Somers likes to tell and play jokes, on her readers, herself, literature, and especially society. Like all literary greats, Somers offers no answers, she just amplifies armoonia questions. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors. Retrieved 19 July Her work grew slowly with long pauses and periods of silence, one between and and another between and Part Two of a Roundtable. A feminist classic from s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to its erotic content, cynicism, and stylistic ingenuity. Fantasy Fiction Literary Literature somesr Translation.

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From The Naked Woman. Needless to say, this presents some challenges to the translator. Highly surreal and somer reminiscent of Djuna Barnes or Clarice Lispector What if nothing happens? I imagine how the author might have approached the text if English had been their first language. Hallucinatory, surreal, and beautifully brutal.


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Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated. Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women: Inshe finished her university studies in pedagogy at the University of the Republic[3] where she became interested in the teaching of young people. Wikipedia articles with autores.

Henestrosa, whom she married two years later. Somers’s novel is a surreal, gripping experience. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Previous Article Lit Hub Daily: Eventually, between us we came up with a text that, I believe, achieves something pretty close to reading Somers in the original: Somers’ language is freewheeling and fantastical, and so are her scenes A momentous allegorical tale of power and lust from that remains relevant in The sound echoes in the chasm below.

As in a nightmare, the unreality of her mouth made it impossible.