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

Myriam Borges Thompson, Ph.D. (Author, Translator) · Carmela Eulate (Author)

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Carmela Eulate was a prominent Puerto Rican writer, intellectual, and feminist. Written in 1892, the two stories published here not only have their place in Puerto Rican literature, but they are also a contribution to intellectual history, family history, women’s history, gender studies, and generational studies. Dr. Thompson has done a masterful job of translating these important works for English-speaking readers.

Description

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 in this book 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.

Dr. Thompson has done a masterful job of bringing these important works into the light, both in the Puerto Rican culture and in English-speaking world, through meticulous translation that is accurate both to the words themselves and to the heart and spirit of the stories.

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

Details

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects
Other Language Arts
Pages
91
ISBN
978-0-89824-485-4
Order Code
4854