In Armonía Somers’s searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence. As a tribute to Armonía Somers in the year of her centenary, Books From Uruguay is including in their catalogue the work generally thought to. The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers, Trans. by Kit Maude has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.

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Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world. Though considered to be part of the literary generation of in Uruguay, her style and use of a pseudonym set her apart. Next Article Writing Women’s Pain: In fact, it generally sets out to subvert them in every way possible. What if nothing happens? I imagine how the author might have approached the text if English had been their first language.

It was kind of like shaking up a Cubist painting so that all the constituent parts were rearranged just as apparently chaotically but in a way that seemed to work in the light of the new language.

Like a dream-vision that gets under your skin.

Tribute to Armonia Sommers

Then come the fences: Other works related to the topic were El adolescente de novela y su valor de testimonio and Ann Sullivan Macy, la forja en noche plena. This slim novel packs a major wallop Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated. Montgomery and Her Classi. A armoniia feeling of happiness somerw distorting her ability to make the comparison. Her work grew slowly with long pauses and periods of silence, one between and and another between and Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for spmers, photography lovers and more.

Thanks to Kit Maude’s perceptive rendering, the English-speaking reader can now discover one of the most original, and unfairly neglected, Latin American authors of the past century. The Abolition of Species. Her research interests include Latin-American and Caribbean women’s writing, contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature, and literatures from transitional periods.

Translation theory is a fascinating subject because, like all the best academic disciplines, in the humanities at least, there are no right answers. Our favorite books of the year. Needless to say, this presents some challenges to the translator. Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors.

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However, if I stood back a little to look at armonla whole, things began to grow a lot clearer: El miedo en la literatura uruguaya: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Description “A wild, brutal paean to freedom. Looking for beautiful books? A momentous allegorical tale of power and lust from that remains relevant in Our favorite Lit Hub stories of the year.


Though she does not shy away from brutality, the assaults she writes sommers not gratuitous. What we’re reading, watching, and eating over the holidays. Moving Forward, Looking Back: What I usually try to do is indulge in a version of the intentional fallacy: But then the fateful day came. Archived from the original on Somers likes to tell and play jokes, on her readers, herself, literature, and especially society.

When it was originally published incritics doubted a woman writer could be responsible for its shocking erotic content. It was thought impossible that her first novel, La mujer desnuda The Naked Woman,could have been written by a woman because of the shocking erotic content.

What if nothing happens? Inshe finished her university studies in pedagogy at the University of the Republic[3] where she became interested in the teaching of young people. Like all literary greats, Somers offers no answers, she just amplifies the questions.

The Naked Woman will be her first novel translated into English. She passed away in May Previous Article Lit Hub Daily: Article continues after advertisement. Fantasy Fiction Literary Literature in Translation.

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