66 women

Published: Wednesday 30 June 2004

The Thread of the Voice Venezuela

The texts of 66 Venezuelan women writers of poetry, narrative, plays, essay and reportage have been collected in an anthology, El hilo de la voz (The Thread of the Voice), which could become the main reference point for women's literature in this country. The book also contains an essay about the "female condition" in Venezuela throughout the 20th century. Biographies and bibliographies portray the personal and professional histories of each of the authors.

The book opens with Teresa de la Parra (1889-1936), considered a "founding" woman writer, and closes with young poets -- fresh from literary workshops -- Carmen Verde Arocha, born in 1967, and Eleonora Requena, a year younger.

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