In Armonía Somers’s searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence. As a tribute to Armonía Somers in the year of her centenary, Books From Uruguay is including in their catalogue the work generally thought to. The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers, Trans. by Kit Maude has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.

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A feminist classic from s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to somfrs erotic content, cynicism, and somere ingenuity. The novel follows Rebeca Linke’s ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostile society.

What The Reviewers Say. A wild, brutal paean to freedom. It’s a challenging book, one that took nearly 70 years to make its way into English Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated. Though she does not shy away from brutality, the assaults she writes are not gratuitous.


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The Naked Woman is a novel about liberation, with a protagonist committed wholly to freedom Not all of the novel is this challenging. Somers’ language is freewheeling and fantastical, and so are her scenes No one on Earth could keep up with her.

GarrettThe Brooklyn Rail. This slim novel packs a major wallop Highly surreal and somewhat reminiscent of Djuna Barnes or Clarice Lispector A momentous allegorical tale of power and lust from that remains relevant in Lights on the Sea.

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