Short Stories by Latin American Women
The Magic and the Real
Publication Date: January 14, 2003
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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 Ferré, 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.”
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.