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By Hilary Owen,Cláudia Pazos Alonso

Antigone's Daughters? offers the 1st specified dialogue in English of six recognized Portuguese ladies writers, operating throughout a variety of genres: Florbela Espanca (1894-1930), Irene Lisboa (1892-1958), Agustina Bessa Lu's, (1923- ), Nat_lia Correia (1923-93), HZlia Correia (1949 -) and L'dia Jorge (1946 - ). jointly they conceal the span of the twentieth century and have enough money historic insights into the complicated gender politics of accomplishing institutional attractiveness and validation within the Portuguese nationwide canon at assorted issues within the twentieth century. even supposing a patrilinear evolutionary version visibly constructions nationwide literary background in Portugal to the current day, girls writers and critics haven't typically sought to exchange this with a matrilinear feminist counter-history. The unifying metaphor that the authors undertake right here for the aim of discussing Portuguese women's ambivalent reaction to girl family tree is the classical determine of Antigone, who sarcastically sacrifices her personal genealogical continuity within the identify of shielding family members and kinship, whereas resisting the patriarchal pragmatics of state-building. may still ladies writers, confronted with the absence of a feminine culture, posit a woman-centred position outdoors the jurisdiction of male family tree, even though strategically essentialist that position can be, or may still they essentially eschew fastened sexual id to behave as unnameable saboteurs, undoing the legislation of patriarchal culture from within?

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