Este volumen que constituye un rescate invaluable reúne las dos únicas novelas de Vicens, El libro vacío (1958) y Los años falsos (1982), obras que bastaron para colocar la obra de la autora como una de las joyas secretas de la narrativa mexicana.
Con motivos de los cincuenta años de la primera edición de Confabulario, se publica una edición conmemorativa de este libro fundamental de la narrativa mexicana, en el que el escritor jalisciense nos ofrece las diversas y fascinantes concepciones de una imaginación que se halla audazmente dispuesta a la aventura...
"Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of two artists - writer Juan Rulfo and photographer Josephine Sacabo. In one such village of the mind, Comala, Rulfo set his classic novel Pedro Paramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed - Susana San Juan. Recognizing that "Rulfo was describing a world I already knew" and feeling "a very personal response, particularly to Susana San Juan and her dilemma," Josephine Sacabo used Rulfo's novel as the starting point for a series of evocative photographs she calls "The Unreachable World of Susana San Juan: Homage to Juan Rulfo."" This volume brings together Rulfo's novel and Sacabo's photographs to offer a dual artistic vision of the same unforgettable story. Margaret Sayers Peden's translation renders the novel as poetic and mysterious in English as it is in Spanish. Josephine Sacabo's photographs tell, in her words, "the story of a woman forced to take refuge in madness as a means of protecting her inner world from the ravages of the forces around her: a cruel and tyrannical patriarchy, a church that offers no redemption, the senseless violence of revolution, death itself."
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Con la colaboración de escritores como Carlos Monsiváis, Pura López Colomé y Françoise Pérus, el escritor Arturo Azuela coordina un estudio de la novela de Yáñez, respaldado en una minuciosa investigación sobre la historia de sus ediciones y consecuentes variantes, la recepción crítica, el contexto histórico literario, la poética narrativa y la historia personal del novelista y político. Se tomó como texto base la edición conmemorativa, última en vida del autor, aparecida en 1979.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695) wrote her most famous prose work, La Respuesta a Sor Filotea, in 1691 in response to her bishop's injunction against her intellectual pursuits. A passionate and subversive defense of the rights of women to study, to teach, and to write, it predates by almost a century and a half serious writings on any continent about the position and education of women.
Also included in this wide-ranging selection is a new translation of Sor Juana's masterpiece, the epistemological poem "Primero Sueno, " as well as revealing autobiographical sonnets, reverential religious poetry, secular love poems (which have excited speculation through three centuries), playful verses, and lyrical tributes to New World culture that are among the earliest writings celebrating the people and the customs of this hemisphere.
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