New Readings of Silvina Ocampo: Beyond Fantasy [Hardback]

Patricia N. Klingenberg(Editor); Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz(Editor)

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ISBN: 9781855663084 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Monografías A | Volume: Volume 359 | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 257p, H9.25 x W6.25, 7 black and white
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New Readings of Silvina Ocampo

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The critical essays in this volume are dedicated to the works of Argentine writer Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) and introduce readers more fully to a figure who has long been a kind of insider's secret among intellectuals of her country. As the title suggests, the purpose of the volume is to move beyond the codification of Ocampo's use of the supernatural, an early oversimplification of her work. The essays address the quirkiness, cruelty, violence, and overt sexuality of her works, elements which have impeded a full understanding of her creative vision. Here it becomes clear that Silvina Ocampo was a co-contributor to the literary enterprise of the Sur generation, which produced Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Victoria Ocampo, and had a profound influence on writers of the younger generation, such as Alejandra Pizarnik, Sylvia Molloy, Marjorie Agosín and others. Patricia N. Klingenberg is Professor of Latin American literature at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Spanish at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading Silvina Ocampo - Patricia N. KlingenbergSilvina Ocampo for the Twenty-First Century: A Review of Recent Criticism - Patricia N. KlingenbergRereading Autobiografía de Irene: Writing and Its Double in the Narrative of Silvina Ocampo - Andrea OstrovSur in the 1960s: Toward a New Critical Sensibility - Judith PodlubneReading Cruelty in Silvina Ocampo's Short Fiction: Theme, Style, and Narrative Resistance - Ashley Hope PerezEros and Its Archetypes in Silvina Ocampo's Later Stories - Giulia PoggiIn Memory of Silvina Ocampo - Noemi UllaClassical Reference in Silvina Ocampo's Poetry - Fiona J. MackintoshSilvina Ocampo and Translation - Maria Julia RossiThe Gender-Bending Mother of "Santa Teodora" - Fernanda Zullo-RuizIllicit Domains: Homage to Silvina Ocampo in Alejandra Pizarnik's Works - Daniel BalderstonAfterword: A Personal Reflection - Marjorie AgosinBibliographyIndex

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