Teresa de la Parra

Teresa de la Parra

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This book is the first comprehensive study of Teresa de la Parra for English-speaking readers. The volume includes a biographical chapter and analyses of de la Parraa€™s two novels, Iphigenia: the diary of a young lady who wrote because she was bored and Mama Blancaa€™s Memoirs. An annotated version of the Three Colombian Lectures: Womena€™s Influence in the Formation of the American Soul reveals the importance of Latin American womena€™s contributions in Latin American history and speaks to gender issues sparked by critical reactions to Iphigenia. Translations of de la Parraa€™s selected letters, short stories, and entries from the a€œBellevue-Fuenfria-Madrid Diarya€ provide a more complete picture of the writer and help tie her works to her life. The book reviews literary criticism on de la Parra, providing an overview of what Venezuelan, Latin American and American critics and biographers have to say about the author and her works. De la Parra bridged the gap between Venezuelan and European traditions, and this book examines the authora€™s contribution to Venezuelan and Latin American literary traditions while showcasing her as a model of Latin American womena€™s writing whose influence is being rediscovered and reevaluated.Parts of the novel were published on July 4, 1922 in La lectura semanal #12, edited by JosAc Rafael Pocaterra as Diario de una seAporita que se fastidia, or The Diary of a Young Lady Who is Bored, 7 and for the first time she signed her work as Teresa de la Parra. ... She managed to get her novel published without theanbsp;...

Title:Teresa de la Parra
Author: RoseAnna Mueller
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2012-03-15

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