Ninfómanas, ciegas y mudas: Enfermedad y escritura en la literatura de Margarita Aguirre, María Elena Gertner y Elisa Serrana

Translated title of the contribution: Nymphomaniac, blind and mute: Disease and writing in the literature of Margarita Aguirre, María Elena Gertner, and Elisa Serrana

Andrea Kottow

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Abstract

Writings by women produced in Chile as presented by authoresses belonging to the so-called generation of 1950, is filled with disease-related topics. The present paper explores the hypothesis that such images of pathology might fit the model of hysteria, in spite of a diversity of previous diagnoses, bringing femininity and disease to concur. In Aguirre's Cuaderno de una muchacha muda (Diary of a mute girl), Gertner's La mujer de sal (The woman of salt), and En blanco y negro (In white and black) by Serrana, writing proposes an interplay between inflections and inversions based on the image of hysteria resulting from a masculine view that sustains patriarchal power.

Translated title of the contributionNymphomaniac, blind and mute: Disease and writing in the literature of Margarita Aguirre, María Elena Gertner, and Elisa Serrana
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)57-72
Number of pages16
JournalTaller de Letras
Issue number54
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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