By Kay S. Garcia
Elena Poniatowska, Angeles Mastretta, Silvia Molina, and Brianda Domecq are Mexican writers whose works are starting to allure colossal serious cognizance. so far, their paintings isn't renowned within the usa nor can readers receive a lot information regarding the writers themselves. through combining in-depth interviews with serious essays, Kay Garcia presents a useful provider to people who want to have a greater realizing of up to date Mexican writing. utilizing a feminist literary serious method, Garcia explores the connections among the writers' lives and their works. either the writers and their protagonists have tried to form realities for themselves that contradict respectable discourses and bounds. in contrast to many writers of fiction this day, those ladies supply voice to the marginalized components of Mexican society. The interviews, serious essays, and bibliography of damaged Bars will serve to make their works extra available to readers within the usa.
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There will also be a book of chronicles and essays, called Luz y luna las lunitas (light and moon, the little moons), with Ediciones Era. That's what I would like to publish next, but sometimes I feel that I don't have enough strength to handle so many things that I am asked to do, even though curiosity is killing me. I always think that maybe I am missing something very important if I don't do a certain thing. KG: You also have to dedicate time to your family, isn't that so? EP: Of course, that too, one has to live and to spend time with the family.
EP: Of course! Besides, in the first half of the novel the hero has to be Mexico, because the protagonist is dazzled by a culture she has never seen, the magic and everything. I think that Mexico is a fascinating country for someone who comes from another country. KG: I think that if you emphasize that in the novel, it won't be an anti-Mexican novel. EP: Of course. It is a very rich setting. KG: Besides, you could emphasize the importance of the family, the way people treat each other, the human warmth that there is in Mexico.
Elena's father was born in France, where he became a war hero. Elena remembers him as a distant man, who only expressed his feelings on the piano. Elena's mother was the daughter of a Mexican landowner who lost his hacienda in the Mexican Revolution. Her mother's family traveled throughout Europe, never seeming to belong anywhere. Sometime during these travels, her parents met and settled briefly in France, where Elena was born in 1933. During the Second World War, Elena's father was at the front, and her mother Page 13 drove an ambulance until she got into trouble for loading a wounded burro into her vehicle.