New Portuguese Letters: The Three Marias

New Portuguese Letters: The Three Marias by Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta, and Maria Velho da costa. Translated by Helen R Lane, Faith Gillespie, with assistance of Suzette Macedo.  1994 Readers International edition (c/r 1975), 323 pages. This collaborative work inspired by Letters of a Portuguese Nun, was written by three feminist authors named Maria (who were all  educated by nuns). The book was banned when first published in Portugal in the seventies and the authors arrested. According to Publishers Weekly: "This ably translated melange of feminist stories, letters, personal meditations and poetry explores both the range and boundaries of traditional Portuguese society." 

Condition: VG

"The only question we need ask ourselves is what form our exercise will take---nostalgia or revenge."

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