Women in Modern Literature Other National Literatures - Essay

Other National Literatures

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Jane S. Jaquette

SOURCE: "Literary Archetypes and Female Role Alternatives: The Woman and the Novel in Latin America," in Female and Male in Latin America: Essays, edited by Ann Pescatello, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973, pp. 3-27.

[In the following essay, Jaquette analyzes images of women in Peruvian literature in an attempt to discover the changing roles of women in Latin American culture.]

It is the intent of this paper to examine literary images of women in Peru (a "prerevolutionary" society in the sense that, in contrast to Castro, the new military elite has not focused on changing female roles as an aspect of its "revolutionary" program)...

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