Claribel Alegría | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Judith Vollmer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Claribel Alegra.
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Critical Essay by Judith Vollmer

SOURCE: "Lines of Pain," in Women's Review of Books, Vol. VII, No. 6, March, 1990, pp. 12-13.

In the following favorable review of Women of the River, Vollmer lauds Alegría 's ability to appeal to a wide audience while preserving an "uncanny intimacy " with readers.

For years I've looked for the inheritor of the traditions of Neruda and Mistral, for a poet who speaks to both South and North American audiences from her heritage and creates something new—what Alicia Ostriker has called feminist literature's "flying wedge of dissent," a wedge at the forefront of contemporary poetry. I have found that voice in the poems of Claribel Alegría, whose work is now firmly established in the US with the publication of...

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