Contemporary Fiction by Cuban WomenBook - 1998
Many of these stories focus pointedly on economic and social conditions. Others -- Magaly Sanchez's erotic fantasy "Catalina in the Afternoons" and Mylene Fernandez Pintado's psychologically deft "Anhedonia: A Story in Two Women" -- reveal a nascent Cuban feminism. The Cuban-American writer Achy Obejas recreates the strange dual identity of the immigrant, while experimental stories like the playful and savvy "The Urn and the Name (A Light-hearted Tale)", written by Ena Lucia Portela, reveal the vitality of the formalist tradition in Cuba. And Rosa Ileana Boudet's "Potosi I I: Address Unknown" is a romantic paean to a time of youth, passion, and revolution -- and perhaps a combination love letter and hate mail to the famous Cuban writer-in-exile Guillermo Cabrera Infante.