Against this broad, inclusive backdrop, the novel vividly depicts Victoria Ocampo’s struggle with the strictures of class and gender to find her own voice and vocation as a public intellectual.
Author: María Rosa Lojo
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
A feminist pioneer, writer, and patron of the arts and literature in Buenos Aires, Victoria Ocampo (1890–1979) was a larger-than-life personality of legendary vitality. A key protagonist in Argentina’s rise to world-class status in the arts and sciences, Ocampo leveraged her wealth and social status to found Sur (1931–92), the internationally influential journal of literature, culture, and ideas. Ocampo personally invited many intellectual and artistic celebrities to visit Buenos Aires. Most were men. Some, endowed with egos as outsized as their reputations, tripped and fell into sentimental imbroglios with the strong-willed and beautiful Ocampo. In Free Women in the Pampas the ups and downs of her passionate friendships, debates, and misunderstandings with poet Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, and the writers Pierre Drieu de la Rochelle, Hermann von Keyserling, and Waldo Frank are witnessed by the fictional Carmen Brey, a Galician-Spanish immigrant whose story is skilfully interwoven with that of Ocampo. Carmen’s sympathetic but incisive gaze puts her friend Victoria into perspective against a larger vision of Argentina. Carmen’s adventures lead her to social-justice writer María Rosa Oliver, the wilder side of the 1920s literary avant-garde (and the now-canonical authors Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges, and Leopoldo Marechal), the Mapuche people of the pampa, and a ten-year-old Evita Ibarguren, later famous as Eva Perón. Against this broad, inclusive backdrop, the novel vividly depicts Victoria Ocampo’s struggle with the strictures of class and gender to find her own voice and vocation as a public intellectual.
57 In 1912, West left the Freewoman to become a political writer for the socialist ... piece of Edwardiana, a clump of pampas grass in the front garden.
Author: Anne Fernihough
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Collections
Freewomen and Supermen adds to the comparatively recent body of research which has sought to re-evaluate the literature and culture of the 'long' Edwardian period (1900-1914). It singles out the editors of two of the most important magazines for the history of modernism, Dora Marsden, editor of the Freewoman (later renamed the New Freewoman and then the Egoist) and A.R. Orage, editor of the New Age. Together with other editors such as Emma Goldman in America, Marsden and Orage fostered an optimistic, colourful, aube-de-siècle culture to rival the fin-de-siècle culture of the preceding decade. Their magazines were interdisciplinary in approach, with articles on literature and philosophy appearing alongside discussions of such matters as anarchism, eugenics, suffragism, suburban architecture, vegetarianism, and the 'intermediate sex'. Anne Fernihough argues that the often extreme positions adopted amongst 1900s radicals on both sides of the Atlantic were a response to a period of political turmoil and startling demographic and technological change. Their radicalism impacted in its turn on a wide range of literary forms, contents and theories, and continued to so beyond the First World War and into the 'high modernist' period. The book discusses both British and American writers across different genres, including Henry James, Dorothy Richardson, Upton Sinclair, Rebecca West, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, May Sinclair, Virginia Woolf, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound, Theodore Dreiser, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Tressell, and Gertrude Stein. Other cultural figures discussed include the sexologists Otto Weininger and Edward Carpenter, and the diet-reformer, Horace Fletcher. The film and television industries have often capitalised on a nostalgic vision of the Edwardian, but Freewomen and Supermen emphasises the more embattled aspects of Edwardian culture such as anarchism, suffragism, eugenics and food-reform, and shows how Edwardian radical thought was to play a crucial role in the development of literary modernism.
Many argued that it was a nativist reaction against immigrants, who took land and work that should belong to Argentines.The massacre at Tandil has been little studied in Argentina, and this book by John Lynch is the first on the subject ...
Author: John Lynch
Early on New Year's Day, 1872, in the small town of Tandil, Argentina, a rampaging band of armed gauchos killed thirty-six people, mostly immigrant Spaniards, Italians, French, and Britons. The massacre caused alarm and outrage. Some Argentines tried to explain it as a conspiracy among the local elite to frighten foreigners. Others saw it as a cry for help from oppressed gauchos or a mark of millenarian religious fanaticism. Many argued that it was a nativist reaction against immigrants, who took land and work that should belong to Argentines. John Lynch sees the massacre both as part of a long history of violence on the Argentine frontier and as a result of xenophobia in combination with economic and social pressures - a backlash of Argentine natives against foreigners.
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Author: Janet Elaine Smith
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
Pampas is a romance, but it is also filled with intrigue. Set in Argentina, a gaucho who is hiding a dreadful secret finds work on an estancia that is owned by one of the wealthiest, kindest, and most ethical ranchers in all of the Pampas. When this rancher dies suddenly, our gaucho is thrust into a social life that makes it likely the past he has worked so hard to conceal will be revealed. He also finds himself in the company of a socialite with a yen for digging up secrets and a few skeletons (not to be confused with the bones she digs) in her own closet.
They were free and independent and in charge, and they liked it. ... and Gruffydd Hughes11 (nobody bothered to name their womenfolk in the accounts) were in ...
Author: Imogen Herrad
Beyond the Pampas is an exploration of the lives of the descendents of nineteenth century Welsh settlers in Argentina. Herrad discovers a fascinating melding of Welsh and Spanish language cultures through which she explores the nature of heritage and identity. Her expectations are further challenged by the plight of Patagonia's indigenous peoples - the Tehuelche and Mapuche - with the land-related cultures and oppression by European settlers. This is an additional prism through which to view history, as is the difference Herrad discovers between metropolitan Buenos Aires and the rural hinterland. And the whole is underpinned by Herrad's personal journey of self-discovery, from an abusive childhood in Germany to acceptance in the communities of Wales and Patagonia. Herrad's openness to new experience and her wonder at the natural world result in a rich and evocative depiction of the exotic places in which she finds herself, from camping under the stars in the Andes to whale-watching on the Atlantic coast, and from the Welsh-speaking tea rooms of Chubut to the museums of lost Indian peoples.
A band of children comes running , waving stolen trophies of pampas grass . More women in black follow them , half walking , half running .
Author: John H. Macdonald
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Category: Australian fiction
A novel in five parts. Nick is caring for an old woman who fascinates him. Her husband is a man of eminence, who has to reassess his successes and failures. Nick's friend Ivor is on a quest for real human contact. The first part was published in an earlier version in Sport. This is J.H. McDonald's first novel.
Providing a unique perspective on colonialism, religious oppression, and the pioneer spirit, this fascinating book includes the author's personal story of resolving longstanding issues of an abusive childhood during visits to Patagonia.
Author: Imogen Rhia Herrad
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
This title is both a modern-day travelogue and a history of the 19th-century Welsh settlers in Argentina. Past and present, Imogen Herrad discovers a melding of Welsh- and Spanish-language cultures, from metropolitan Buenos Aires to the rural hinterland. She goes in search of the Welsh-speaking communities of Argentina to discover not only their thriving contemporary lives but also their pioneering history, and the story of the oppressed native peoples of Patagonia.
On the pampas, John Miers was at least slightly puzzled that the people who ... free agents should freely choose to be “so dirty and indolent; the women in ...
Author: Mary Louise Pratt
Category: Literary Criticism
Updated and expanded throughout with new illustrations and new material, this is the long- awaited second edition of a highly acclaimed and interdisciplinary book which quickly established itself as a seminal text in its field.