Broken Bars: New Perspectives from Mexican Women Writers
Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, Silvia Molina, and Brianda Domecq are Mexican writers whose works are beginning to attract substantial critical ... Show synopsis Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, Silvia Molina, and Brianda Domecq are Mexican writers whose works are beginning to attract substantial critical attention. To date, their work is not well known in the United States nor can readers obtain much information about the writers themselves. By combining in-depth interviews with critical essays, Kay Garcia provides an invaluable service to those who would like to have a better understanding of contemporary Mexican writing. Using a feminist literary critical approach, Garcia explores the connections between the writers' lives and their works. Both the writers and their protagonists have attempted to shape realities for themselves that contradict official discourses and boundaries. Unlike many writers of fiction today, these women give voice to the marginalized elements of Mexican society. The interviews, critical essays, and bibliography of Broken Bars will serve to make their works more accessible to readers in the United States.