Rewriting the Literary Realm: The Intellectual and Autobiographical Essays of Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq and Barbara Jacobs

Rewriting the Literary Realm: The Intellectual and Autobiographical Essays of Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq and Barbara Jacobs

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The second half of the twentieth century marked the large scale entry of Mexican women into the literary and academic worlds. However, women who chose these careers faced multiple obstacles. In taking on a public role, women who pursued scholarly and literary enterprises had to create new paths and models as they struggled to be recognized as legitimate contributors to Mexican culture. While the Mexican writers Rosario Castellanos (1925-1974), Brianda Domecq (1942-) and Barbara Jacobs (1947-) have written extensively in other genres, all three have used the malleable characteristics of the essay form to persuade their audience to accept the thoughts and opinions of a female writer. In doing so, Castellanos, Domecq and Jacobs have managed to make important contributions to national and international conversations on a gamut of topics such as literature, politics and feminism while simultaneously cementing their image as writers.Jacobs does not pretend that her work exists outside of the marketplace no matter how flawed that system may be in promoting good writing. However, Jacobs has found ways in her essays to write outside of the limits that would classify heranbsp;...


Title:Rewriting the Literary Realm: The Intellectual and Autobiographical Essays of Rosario Castellanos, Brianda Domecq and Barbara Jacobs
Author: Alexandria Burk
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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