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Hagiography of Narcisa the Beautiful

by Mireya Robles

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"Satirical, darkly comic novel set in 1950s Cuba (see HLAS 48:5405) depicts a nuclear family through the eyes of Narcisa, the unwanted ugly duckling. Explores inequality inherent in gender roles and oppression of women in Cuban society. Story narrated without paragraph or chapter breaks for entire length; fast-paced translation. Glossary of Cuban terms; author's biographical note. Excellent text for women's studies classes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.… (more)
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"Satirical, darkly comic novel set in 1950s Cuba (see HLAS 48:5405) depicts a nuclear family through the eyes of Narcisa, the unwanted ugly duckling. Explores inequality inherent in gender roles and oppression of women in Cuban society. Story narrated without paragraph or chapter breaks for entire length; fast-paced translation. Glossary of Cuban terms; author's biographical note. Excellent text for women's studies classes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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