The Naked Woman (Paperback)

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By Armonia Somers, Kit Maude (Translator), Elena Chavez Goycochea (Afterword by)
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Longlisted for the 2018 National Translation Award

"A wild, brutal paean to freedom. . . . Somers' feminism is profound, and complicated." --NPR

"A surreal, nightmarish book about women's struggle for autonomy--and how that struggle is (always, inevitably) met with violence." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

A groundbreaking feminist classic from 1950s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to its erotic content, cynicism, and stylistic ingenuity. The novel follows Rebeca Linke's ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostile society. Juxtaposing fantastic imagery and brutal depictions of violence, Somers will resonate with readers of Clarice Lispector, Angela Carter, and Djuna Barnes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936932436
ISBN-10: 1936932431
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 168
Language: English