With the Eyes of a Woman: Carmela Eulate's Stories of Family and Marriage

Author: Eulate, Carmela; Thompson, Myriam Borges (Translator)

Subjects: Women's Lives; Spanish; Latin-American Literature

ISBN: 978-0-89824-485-4

Order code: 4854

Price: $25.00
Website price: $20.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

With the Eyes of a Woman: Carmela Eulate's Stories of Family and Marriage Cover

Carmela Eulate (1871-1961) was a prominent Puerto Rican intellectual, poet, storyteller, essayist, translator, painter, pianist, music critic, and leading feminist.

Written in 1892, the two stories published here not only have their place in Puerto Rican literature and in the biography and artistic development of the author Carmela Eulate, but they are also a contribution to intellectual history, family history, women’s history, gender studies, and generational studies. Their focus on family dynamics and relationships between the generations and with in-laws—interplaying with the force of beliefs—provides social and cultural historians with views as seen through a lens of some of the hardest relationships to recreate. The sensitivity of the lens is crucial—too often insight is impossible because characters are rendered as cultural stereotypes.

This book is printed in the original Spanish side-by-side with an English translation.

Myriam Borges Thompson was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an educator, a researcher of Latin American literature and history, and a writer. After a long absence, she returned to her native island to pursue her doctoral studies in the Department of Estudios Hispánicos at the University of Puerto Rico. Her doctoral research was about Carmen Hernández de Araújo (1824-1877), a founding member of Puerto Rican literature, poet, novelist, theologian, and one of the first Latin American women writers and playwrights. Dr. Thompson has translated Hernández's Amor Ideal (Ideal Love), also published by Royal Fireworks Press.

Carmela Eulate (1871-1961) was a prominent Puerto Rican intellectual, poet, storyteller, essayist, translator, painter, pianist, music critic, and leading feminist.

Written in 1892, the two stories published here not only have their place in Puerto Rican literature and in the biography and artistic development of the author Carmela Eulate, but they are also a contribution to intellectual history, family history, women’s history, gender studies, and generational studies. Their focus on family dynamics and relationships between the generations and with in-laws—interplaying with the force of beliefs—provides social and cultural historians with views as seen through a lens of some of the hardest relationships to recreate. The sensitivity of the lens is crucial—too often insight is impossible because characters are rendered as cultural stereotypes.

This book is printed in the original Spanish side-by-side with an English translation.

Myriam Borges Thompson was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an educator, a researcher of Latin American literature and history, and a writer. After a long absence, she returned to her native island to pursue her doctoral studies in the Department of Estudios Hispánicos at the University of Puerto Rico. Her doctoral research was about Carmen Hernández de Araújo (1824-1877), a founding member of Puerto Rican literature, poet, novelist, theologian, and one of the first Latin American women writers and playwrights. Dr. Thompson has translated Hernández's Amor Ideal (Ideal Love), also published by Royal Fireworks Press.

With the Eyes of a Woman: Carmela Eulate's Stories of Family and Marriage Cover

Share this book

With the Eyes of a Woman sample pages:

You are viewing Home-based Switch to school-based