World Literature Today. Sep2012, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p50-51. 2p.
INTERVIEWING, MEXICAN literature, and FLASH fiction
The article presents the short story "The Vision," by Carmen Boullosa and translated from Spanish by Kristina Zdravič Reardon, along with an interview with author Carmen Boullosa. She suggests that Silvina Ocampo is her favorite writer. She discusses flash fiction and slow fiction. She describes her novel "El velázquez de Paris" ("The Velázquez of Paris") which begins with a short story.
MEXICAN literature, WOMEN'S rights, and INTELLECTUALS
The article presents views of seventeenth century poet Sor Juana de la Cruz on the Mexican literature emphasising on the works of several women writers like Carmen Boullosa, Ana Clavel, Angeles Mastretta, and Laura Esquivel. Sor Juana describes the Mexican woman intellectual as inspired by a smart, gendered but sexless woman who pursues knowledge and propagates only through art. Boullosa argues in the favor of equality for both the sexes. To illustrate the position of Mexican women intellectual Clavel, tells a short story depicting a pregnant woman in the process of deciding to keep her baby. Clavel recognizes that there are certain pressures and traditions because of which the theme of pregnancy has not attracted enough literary attraction.