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The Female Voice in Contemporary Brazilian Narrative

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Susan Canty Quinlan

Contemporary Brazilian women writers are producing solid, well written works that demonstrate concern for their female, traditional and Brazilian heritage. By applying a syncretic methodology of feminist literary criticism to three works published in 1980 and 1981, this study examines the contemporary female voice in current Brazilian narrative. While differing in theme and expression, As Parceiras, O animal dos motéis and O jogo de Ifa are representative works of contemporary Brazilian women's fiction.
Contents: Contemporary Brazilian Literature. Women's literature, Feminist literary theory and Brazilian narrative.