This is the first book focused on the mother-daughter bond as portrayed in six ethnic coming of age novels written by contemporary Latina writers: Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento, Soledad, Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, Peel my Love Like an Onion, The Conquest and In the Name of Salomé. Quintana Millamoto states that melancholy (redefined here as a longing for a nurturing maternal figure) afflicts the protagonists of the novels under study. She also suggest that writing and other forms of artistic expression constitute the outlets (identified by Quintana Millamoto assitios de duelo or mourning sites) through which the protagonists heal from the painful and conflictive relationships with their maternal figures, as well as their devaluation as Latinas by the hegemonic culture.
Madres e Hijas Melancólicas en Seis Novelas Étnicas de Crecimiento de Autoras Latinas - 15,00€
Madres e Hijas Melancólicas en Seis Novelas Étnicas de Crecimiento de Autoras Latinas
Dr. María Esther Quintana Millamoto holds an MA and a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her book Los pícaros, bufones y cronistas de Maluco: la novela de los descubridores was published by Linardi and Risso in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2008. She has also published critical essays in refereed journals in Mexico, Cuba, Spain and the U.S. Her research fields are Hispanic Literatures, US Latino Literature and Culture, Women’s Studies, and Latin American Literature and Culture. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University.