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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Latin American Literature


This essay analyzes the literary representation of Isabel Luberza Oppenheimer in the short stories “Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres” by Rosario Ferré and “La última plena que bailó Luberza” by Manuel Ramos Otero, both originally published in the seventh edition of the literary journal Zona. Carga y Descarga (1972–1975). Both stories, I argue, appropriate this historical character to transgress the heteronormativity imposed by the hegemonic power and to allow new representations for women and the LGBTQ community in the Puerto Rican literature of the seventies.

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Tania Carrasquillo Hernández
Las Isabeles de Rosario Ferré y Manuel Ramos Otero: Modelos de desconstrucción de género y sexualidad en la literatura puertorriqueña de la década del setenta.
Centro Journal, 2018, volume 30, issue 2, pages 88-113



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