Writing Toward Hope

The Literature of Human Rights in Latin America

Edited by Marjorie Agosin

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December 15, 2006
672 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
16 color illus. in 8 pp. insert
ISBN: 9780300109429
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Broadly based on the theme of human rights in Latin America, Writing Toward Hope is an anthology of contemporary literature—fiction, essays, plays, poems—by some of the most prominent and well-known Latin American writers of the 20th century. Each chapter is devoted to a particular theme, such as torture, exile, and women's roles in Latin America. The selections capture the creativity and expression borne out of the various social and political struggles that took place in Latin America during the 20th century. Writers such as Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Nancy Morejón, Jacobo Timerman, Reinaldo Arenas, Elena Poniatowska, and Ariel Dorfman weigh in on issues of human rights and social justice in Latin America today.

Marjorie Agosín is professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She has won numerous awards for her poetry and other writings, all of which are dedicated to the cause of human rights.
 

57 contributors, including: Isabel Allende, Diana Anhalt, Marco Antonio de la Parra, Reinaldo Arenas, Homero Aridjis, Gladys Diaz Armijo, Ruth Behar, Gioconda Belli, Mario Benedetti, Claudia Bernardi, Rosario Castellanos, Roberto Castillo, Carlos Cerda, Elicura Chihuailaf, Julio Cortázar, Roque Dalton, Delia Domínguez, Ariel Dorfman, Carlos Eire, Claribel Alegría, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Griselda Gambaro, Alicia Kozameh, Ivonne Lamazares, Amado Láscar, Carlos Liscano, Rigoberta Menchú, Gabriela Mistral, Víctor Montejo, Nancy Morejón, Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, Pablo Neruda, José Emilio Pacheco, Heberto Padilla, Isabel Parra, Violeta Parra, Alicia Partnoy, Elena Poniatowska, Rocio Quispe-Agnoli, Laura Riesco, Nela Río, Reina Roffé, Susana Rotker, Margara Russotto, Emma Sepúlveda, Antonio Skármeta, Nora Strejilevich, Noga Tarnopolsky, Jacobo Timerman, Anabel Torres, Marta Traba, Hernán Valdés, Ivón Vailakis, Luisa Valenzuela, Lourdes Vázquez, and Daisy Zamora