TITLE

Unsubordinated Women: Modernist Fantasies of Liberation in Silvina Ocampo's Short Stories

AUTHOR(S)
Espinoza-Vera, Marcia
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Hecate;2009, Vol. 35 Issue 1/2, p219
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes the modernist fantasies of freedom in the short stories of Argentinean-born artist and author Silvina Ocampo. It describes the metamorphosis of the female characters into animals and masculine objects in Ocampo's stories such as "El automóvil," "Malva," and "Azabache." It also suggests the feminist intentions in Ocampo's employment of the strategy of the fantastic and discusses how the author challenges the social order and the romantic masculine ideal of femininity.
ACCESSION #
47084469

 

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