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Translated Woman (Revised)

Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story

Author: Ruth Behar

Tenth Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface

Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernandez, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza’s extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their “subjects.”
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“Whether you are a comadre or a stranger, a storyteller or story-listener, this book reaches across kitchen tables, across cultures, and takes you into its confidence.” -Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“A stunning critique and reversal of the received image of the passive and humble Mexican Indian woman. . . . Engrossing reading at the hands of a skillful interpreter.” -The New York Times Book Review

“A brave and unusual work. . . . A fascinating portrait of two very different women and their intertwined struggle for identity.” -The Boston Globe

“A demanding and intensely satisfying read.” -Hispanic Magazine

“Engaging and insightful. . . . [Translated Woman] takes readers deep into a cross-cultural encounter. . . . A valuable and subtle book.” -Choice


Translated Woman (Revised)

ISBN: 978-080704647-0
Publication Date: 5/15/2003
Pages: 400
Size:6 x 9 Inches (US)
Price:  $26.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
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