New Portuguese Letters
By Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta,
and Maria Velho da Costa
three Portuguese writers: all feminists, all mothers, all named Maria, who take as their inspiration the seventeenth-century European classic Letters of a Portuguese Nun. These modern Marias weave tales, poems and meditations around the myths and reality of contemporary women's lives. New Portuguese Letters, which caused its authors' arrest and trial on obscenity charges when it first appeared in 1974, had a profound influence on the Women's Liberation Movement and remains just as fresh and challenging today.
NEW PORTUGUESE LETTERS
ISBN 0-930523-98-9 Pbk US $14.95 /UK £8.99