Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real (Paperback)

The Magic and the Real

By Celia Correas Zapata (Editor), Isabel Allende (Foreword by), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

Modern Library, 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 de Zapata is the author of Isabel Allende: Vida y Espiritu, as well as many articles and essays. Isabel Allende, one of Latin America's foremost writers, is the author of numerous books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and Paula.

Praise For Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real

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