Open Your Eyes and Soar

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Pub Date: 10/01/2003

Pages: 192

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996649

ISBN 10: 1893996646

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)

Open Your Eyes and Soar

By Mary Berg, Pamela Carmell

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About the Book

The ten writers included here rose to prominence in the last decade of the twentieth century. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba underwent a drastic economic contraction that brought about an explosion of feminine narrative writing, largely in a need to reinforce the self-esteem so essential in moments of crisis and uncertainty. For the first time in Cuban literature, women focused on topics long con-sidered taboo—sexuality, eroticism, domestic violence, drug addiction, pedophilia—to bring attention to the social and moral crisis brought about by the loss of Soviet support. Writers include Ana Lidia Vega Serova, Karla Suarez, Marilyn Bobes, Adelaida Fernandez de Juan, Nancy Alonso, Aida Bahr, Ena Lucia Portela, Mirta Yanez, Mylene Fernandez Pintado, and Sonia Bravo Utrera.

About the Book

Revealing stories by ten of the best writers of the Americas.


Pamela Carmell is a translator from the Spanish. Her work is included in a number of anthologies, the most recent Open Your Eyes and Soar: Cuban Women Writing Now.