Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile

Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile

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Overview

This collection of letters chronicles a remarkable, long-term friendship between two women who, despite differences of religion and ethnicity, have followed remarkably parallel paths from their first adolescent meeting in their native Chile to their current lives in exile as writers, academics, and political activists in the United States. Spanning more than thirty years (1966–2000), Agosín’s and Sepúlveda’s letters speak eloquently on themes that are at once personal and political—family life and patriarchy, women’s roles, the loneliness of being a religious or cultural outsider, political turmoil in Chile, and the experience of exile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292792340
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/04/2010
Series: Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Marjorie Agosín is a poet and Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.
Emma Sepúlveda is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: An Open Letter To Our Readers
  • Amigas
  • Epilogue

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