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Isabel Allende today : an anthology of essays
Publication Information:
Pittsburgh, PA : Latin American Literary Review Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
146 pages ; 23 cm
Weaving life into fiction / Linda Gould Levine -- Defying the pillar of salt : Isabel Allende's Paula / Linda Gould Levine -- Isabel Allende's fictional world: roads to freedom / Z. Nelly Martínez -- Breaking through the maze : feminist configurations of the heroic quest in Isabel Allende's Daughter of fortune and Portrait in sepia / María Claudia André -- Of trilogies and genealogies : Daughter of fortune and Portrait in sepia / Eliana Rivero -- Female voices from the borderlands : Isabel Allende's Paula and Retrato en sepia / María Inés Lagos -- Un puñado de críticos : navigating the critical readings of Isabel Allende's work / Beth E. Jörgensen.
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Dedicated to the influential modern author Isabel Allende, this collection of essays comprises scholarly writing about Allende published during the 1990s. Providing critical insights into some of Allende's lesser-known writing and inviting considerations on unexplored aspects of the popular writer, this volume is an essential edition to studies on her and all Latin American women writers.  

Author Notes

Rosemary G. Feal is executive director of the Modern Language Association and a professor of romance language and literature at the University of Buffalo. She lives in the Buffalo area of New York.  Yvette E. Miller is a publisher and the editor of collections that include  Latin American Women Writers: Yesterday and Today and Scents of Wood and Silence .

Table of Contents

Linda Gould LevineLinda Gould LevineZ. Nelly MartinezMaria Claudia AndreEliana RiveroMaria Ines LagosBeth E. Jorgensen
Weaving Life Into Fictionp. 1
Chronologyp. 26
Defying the Pillar of Salt: Isabel Allende's Paulap. 29
Isabel Allende's Fictional World: Roads to Freedomp. 51
Breaking through the Maze: Feminist Configurations of the Heroic Quest in Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune and Portrait in Sepiap. 74
Of Trilogies and Genealogies: Daughter of Fortune and Portrait in Sepiap. 91
Female Voices from the Borderlands: Isabel Allende's Paula and Retrato en sepiap. 112
"Un punado de criticos": Navigating the Critical Readings of Isabel Allende's Workp. 128