After Virginia Woolf

From Cuidad Nueva magazine courtesy Mirada Global: a quick survey of 20th century women writers, including some authors who may not be familiar to American readers:

...our time gives us magnificent examples of women who have become famous writers of narrative, poetry and drama. Such is the case of Griselda Gambaro, whose plays have been put on stage in numerous occasions; Silvina Ocampo, the author of magnificent stories that don’t precisely adjust to feminine “sweetness”; Alejandra Pizarnik, of tremendous poetic talent, tormented by madness and passionately dedicated to her work, who was able to put her internal tragedies and her most vital quests into dark, revealing and anguishing verses. Luisa Valenzuela, another Argentinean writer, who’s about to publish a novel about the relation between women and the word (Tomorrow), and Laura Freixas, Spanish writer and teacher, who dedicated a great part of her written production to studying the relationship between women and literature are current true examples of real talent, that transcends the issue of sex and tries to approach the complex universe of human issues from the perspective of beauty.


Also available in Spanish.

Tim Reidy


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