The Disenchantments of Love

The Disenchantments of Love The Disenchantments of Love published in Spain in by Maria de Zayas is a stunning collection of stories about women s amorous experiences in a patriarchal and imperialistic society during the t

  • Title: The Disenchantments of Love
  • Author: María de Zayas
  • ISBN: 9780791432822
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Disenchantments of Love, published in Spain in 1647 by Maria de Zayas, is a stunning collection of stories about women s amorous experiences in a patriarchal and imperialistic society during the turbulent seventeenth century Now available for the first time in English translation, the ten exemplary novelas are set within an encompassing frame story that continues fromThe Disenchantments of Love, published in Spain in 1647 by Maria de Zayas, is a stunning collection of stories about women s amorous experiences in a patriarchal and imperialistic society during the turbulent seventeenth century Now available for the first time in English translation, the ten exemplary novelas are set within an encompassing frame story that continues from the first collection, The Enchantments of Love Amorous and Exemplary Novels, published in 1637 These sensational and bizarre tales focus on the ways lovers deceive women in order to get their way, through magic, cross dressing as women, and rape to the torture and murder of innocent women at the hands of their protectors their fathers, brothers, and husbands A fascinating dimension of these fast paced narratives is what they suggest through omission, silence, and ambiguous detail the untold story that fires the reader s imagination.

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    1. Este libro me captivo cada vez más con cada historia. Varias mujeres cuentan historias de como los hombres les han maltratado. Desde un hombre que usa el vudu para engañar una mujer, hasta un hombre que quema a su mujer. Es un libro bastante fuerte y debe leerlo con cuidado, pero el mensaje era innovador en un país que menospreciaba las mujeres en aquel entonces. Es una obra de literatura que uno debe leer.

    2. An incredible insight into women's own perspective in Renaissance Spain. Completely underrated and overlooked.

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