Throughout Spain's tumultuous twentieth century, women writers produced a dazzling variety of novels, popular theater, and poetry. Their work both reflected and helped to transform women’s gender, family, and public roles, carving out new space in the literary canon. This multilingual collection of essays by both scholars and creative artists explores the diversity of Spanish women's writing, both celebrated and forgotten.
Contributors: Nicole Altamirano, Marta E. Altisent, Emilie L. Bergmann, Alda Blanco, Sara Brenneis, Kathleen M. Glenn, P. Louise Johnson, Jo Labanyi, Geraldine Cleary Nichols, Pilar Nieva de la Paz, Soledad Puértolas, Clara Sánchez
Emilie L. Bergmann is professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Herr is professor of history, emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley.
“With contributions by well-known and respected critics, writing of a very high caliber, and essays that explore hitherto uncharted territory, Mirrors and Echoes is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Spanish women's writing.”—Lou Charnon-Deutsch, author of Narratives of Desire: Nineteenth-Century Spanish Fiction by Women