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In Armonía Somers’s searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence. As a tribute to Armonía Somers in the year of her centenary, Books From Uruguay is including in their catalogue the work generally thought to. The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers, Trans. by Kit Maude has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.

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A feminist classic from s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to its erotic content, cynicism, and stylistic ingenuity. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Like what you read?

This slim novel packs a major wallop The key, the ticket, the fences. Fantasy Fiction Literary Literature in Translation. The Abolition of Species. As in a nightmare, the unreality of her mouth made it impossible.

zrmonia Our favorite Lit Hub stories of the year. Her work grew slowly with long pauses and periods of silence, one between and and another between and GarrettThe Brooklyn Rail. Moving Forward, Looking Back: She became lost in a hypnotic dream. Thanks to Kit Maude’s perceptive rendering, the English-speaking reader can now discover one of the most original, and unfairly neglected, Latin American authors of the past century.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women: Somefs State University Press. Though she does not shy away from brutality, the assaults she writes are not gratuitous. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Somets with permission of the Feminist Press. A critique of Enlightenment valued, the novel tells the story of a woman’s feminist awakening and the way it drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay.

The Naked Woman

Then come the fences: Highly surreal and somewhat reminiscent of Djuna Barnes or Clarice Lispector Juxtaposing fantastic imagery and brutal depictions of violence, Somers will resonate with readers of Clarice Lispector, Angela Carter, and Djuna Barnes.

Review quote “A wild, brutal paean to freedom. Fifteen Years in Exile.

Though considered to be part of the literary generation of in Uruguay, her style and use of a pseudonym set her apart. The head rolled heavily, like a fruit. The novel follows Rebeca Linke’s ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostile society.

Henestrosa, whom she married two years later. This was true throughout osmers career but maybe especially so with this, her first novel, which is full of the uneven energy of every first novel worth its salt, a quality fast disappearing amid the MFA-led professionalization of contemporary literature. Wild and brilliant, Somers speaks to us in the here and now of our troubled present.


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The day that Rebeca Linke turned thirty, she began with what she had always imagined, despite a secret illusion against: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Her research interests include Latin-American and Caribbean women’s writing, contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature, and literatures from transitional periods.

InSomers was invited by the government of France to move to that country and study the organization and operation of rehabilitation centers and correctional institutions; [10] she received a special invitation from the Secretariat of the Second Congress of the United Nations for the prevention somrrs crime and the treatment of offenders, held in London.