New Readings of Silvina Ocampo: Beyond Fantasy [Hardback]

Patricia N. Klingenberg(Editor); Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz(Editor); Andrea Ostrov(Contributor); Ashley Hope Perez(Contributor); Daniel Balderston(Contributor); Patricia Patricia Klingenberg(Editor)

ISBN: 9781855663084 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Monografías A | Volume: 359 | Year of Publication: 2016 | 257p, H9.25 x W6.25, 7 b/w.
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New Readings of Silvina Ocampo


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 overtsexuality 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. Klingenbergis 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. Klingenberg
Silvina Ocampo for the Twenty-First Century: A Review of Recent Criticism - Patricia N. Klingenberg
Rereading Autobiografía de Irene: Writing and Its Double in the Narrative of Silvina Ocampo - Andrea Ostrov
Sur in the 1960s: Toward a New Critical Sensibility - Judith Podlubne
Reading Cruelty in Silvina Ocampo's Short Fiction: Theme, Style, and Narrative Resistance - Ashley Hope Perez
Eros and Its Archetypes in Silvina Ocampo's Later Stories - Giulia Poggi
In Memory of Silvina Ocampo - Noemi Ulla
Classical Reference in Silvina Ocampo's Poetry - Fiona J. Mackintosh
Silvina Ocampo and Translation - Maria Julia Rossi
The Gender-Bending Mother of "Santa Teodora" - Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz
Illicit Domains: Homage to Silvina Ocampo in Alejandra Pizarnik's Works - Daniel Balderston
Afterword: A Personal Reflection - Marjorie Agosin

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