9780803259270-0803259271-Underground River and Other Stories (Latin American Women Writers)

Underground River and Other Stories (Latin American Women Writers)

ISBN-13: 9780803259270
ISBN-10: 0803259271
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Arredondo, Ines
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback 130 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803259270
ISBN-10: 0803259271
Edition: Later Printing
Author: Arredondo, Ines
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback 130 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Arredondo, Ines wrote Underground River and Other Stories (Latin American Women Writers) comprising 130 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803259271 and 9780803259270. Since then Underground River and Other Stories (Latin American Women Writers) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Inés Arredondo (1928–1989) published just three slim volumes of stories over twenty-three years, yet her reputation as a great writer, “a necessary writer,” is firmly established in Mexico. Her works dwell on obsessions: erotic love, evil, purity, perversion, prostitution, tragic separation, and death. Most of her characters are involved in ill-fated searches for the Absolute through both excessively passionate and sadomasochistic relationships. Inevitably, the perfect, pure dyad of two youthful lovers is interrupted or corrupted through the interference of a third party (a rival lover or a child), aging, death, or public morality.

Set at the beginning of the twentieth century in the tropical northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, the stories collected in Underground River and Other Stories focus on female subjectivity. Arredondo’s adult male characters are often predators, depraved collectors of adolescent virgins, like the plantation owners in “The Nocturnal Butterflies” and “Shadows in the Shadows” and the dying uncle in “The Shunammite,” who is kept alive by incestuous lust. Since the young female protagonists rarely have fathers to protect them, the only thing standing between them and these lechers are older women. Perversely, these older women act as accomplices–along with the extended family and the Roman Catholic Church–in the sordid age-old traffic in women.

Underground River and Other Stories is the first appearance of Arredondo’s stories in English.

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