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Title: Amazons and artists
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00097505/00001
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Title: Amazons and artists : a study of Ecuadorian women's prose
Physical Description: viii, 208 leaves ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Handelsman, Michael H., 1948- ( Dissertant )
Schulman, Ivan A. ( Reviewer )
Wershow, Irving R. ( Reviewer )
Renner, Richard A. ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1976
Copyright Date: 1976
Subjects / Keywords: Ecuadorian literature   ( lcsh )
Women authors, Ecuadorian   ( lcsh )
Romance Languages and Literatures thesis Ph. D   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Romance Languages and Literatures -- UF   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: Despite current efforts to analyze the role of women in Latin America, only minimal information is available about Ecuadorian women. Excluding traditional references to such vaunted national heroines as Manuela Saenz, Manuela Canizares, and Mariana de Jesijs, little is known about the principal concerns and aspirations of Ecuador's women. Similarly, because literary critics rarely have offered more than a cursory mention of the works published by Ecuadorian women, there is a dearth of information on the extent to which female writers have participated in national letters. The purpose of this dissertation, therefore, is to fill these voids by analyzing the essays and fiction Ecuadorian women have published to date. More specifically, attention is given to what women have said about their role in society, about male-female relationships in Ecuador, and about their chief aims, problems, and fears. In short, this study is primarily concerned with two major goals: (1) to refute traditional claims that women have not written prose literature in Ecuador; and (2) to demonstrate that the major themes found in their works offer a penetrating view of the female's place in Ecuadorian society. Regarding the first objective, after considering the authors and works analyzed, it is apparent critics have neglected many women writers who have turned to literature as a means of expressing themselves. Their numbers might be larger were it not for the fact that they have been "victimized," so to speak, by a body of literary criticism that overlooks their work and denies them artistic status. The few writers who have overcome this prejudice and have ultimately been recognized in anthologies and literary histories (i.e., Dolores Veintemilla de Galindo, Marietta de Veintemilla, and Blanca Martfnez de Tinajero) have nevertheless been treated as secondary figures whose works are assumed to be of scant importance or undeserving of serious critical attention. Thus, in our study we have shouldered the burden of reexamining women's place in national letters, with the express purpose of demonstrating that a meritorious literary tradition exists among Ecuador's women writers. Some major figures examined are Zoila Ltgarte, Rosa Borja, Hipatia Cardenas, Eugenia Viteri, Lupe Rumazo, and Alicia Yanez Cosslo. The treatment of female images in Ecuadorian women's prose demonstrates that women have not been totally satisfied with their secondary role in national development. Contrary to Benajmfn Carrion's belief that Ecuador is a "pueblo hi jo de mujer" (i.e., a country which has depended heavily on its women throughout the course of national history), women's literary works point out that the female has had to fight continually against male domination — political, cultural, and sexual. Thus, Ecuador's women frequently have used prose literature to champion feminist issues, reject inequities, injustices and sources of repression. The writers' comments about women in Ecuador presented in this study only reflect the viewpoint of the urban middle-class female intellectual. Up to the present, Indian women, the montuvias (rural women from the coast), and marginal women from the city have yet to describe their own situation. Similarly lacking are studies on women journalists and poetesses; the image of women in male writers' works; a reevaluation of women's participation in history; sexual attitudes among women; and women in the labor force. In short, because much work remains to be done in terms of investigating the attitudes and problems of the Ecuadorian female, it is hoped that this dissertation will underscore the voids in our knowledge and stimulate the continued redressing of traditional prejudices about Ecuadorian women through studies on their numerous and diverse contributions to society.
Thesis: Thesis--University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 191-207.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael H. Handelsman.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00097505
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000206736
oclc - 04041082
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Table of Contents
    Title Page
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    Historical heroines and prose writers: A contrast in female images in Ecuador
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    Early female voices in Ecuadorian prose literature
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    The feminist journals: A source of literary development
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