True and False Romances: Stories and a Novella

Serpent's Tail, 1994 - 261 pages
In this scintillating collection of stories Puerto Rican writer Ana Lydia Vega exposes machismo, Caribbean style. With deft pastiches of genre fiction - the thriller, the historical romance, the bodice ripper - she turns the traditions of Latin American fiction on their heads and produces a work that critically reflects the influence of US culture. Though her stories appear in many anthologies, this is the first collection of Ana Lydia Vega's work to be published in English. It showcases one of the provocative 'post-feminist' voices of the continent.

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A respected Puerto Rican writer delivers a collection of short stories (her first in English) that, for all its abundant wit and style, is maddeningly elusive. Filled with bits of jargon and ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Aerobics for Love
Just One Small Detail
Consolation Prize
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À propos de l'auteur (1994)

Ana Lydia Vega was born in 1946 in Santuce, Puerto Rico where she now lives. She is Professor of French and Caribbean literature at the University of Puerto Rico. The author of film-scripts, plays and numerous short stories, Vega is the winner of the 1984 Juan Rulfo short story prize and the 1989 Guggenheim Fellowship for Literary Creation. In 1982, she was awarded the Casa Las Américas Prize in Havana.

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