Short Stories by Latin American Women

Short Stories by Latin American Women

The Magic and the Real

By Celia C. De Zapata; Celia Correas Zapata; Celia Correas De Zapata

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812967074, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2003

Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden. Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferre, Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia Vega, and Luisa Valenzuela. The resulting book is a literary tour de force, stories written by women in this hemisphere that speak to cultures throughout the world. In her Foreword, Isabel Allende states, This anthology is so valuable; it lays open the emotions of writers who, in turn, speak for others still shrouded in silence.

About the Author

Celia Correas Zapata was born and raised in Argentina, where she received her doctorate in Latin American Literature.    A professor of literature at California State University in San JosÈ , Celia has written several books on Latin American literature and poetry including: Ensayos hispanoamericanos, Cruz del sur and Tiempo ajeno.

Praise For Short Stories by Latin American Women

“[A] needed general text for courses in contemporary Latin American and women’s literature.” —The New York Times Book Review