In the Time of the Butterflies | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Ruth Behar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of In the Time of the Butterflies.
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Critical Review by Ruth Behar

SOURCE: "Revolutions of the Heart," in The Women's Review of Books, Vol. XII, No. 8, May, 1995, pp. 6-7.

In the following review, Behar contextualizes In the Time of the Butterflies as a historical novel about Latina women and revolution.

So often I have wondered: Where are the women among those gigantic looming shadows of the male liberators, tyrants, generals, colonels and revolutionaries who have ruled the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for the past century? Did women not fight alongside Simón Bolivar and José Martí? Have women not shared beds with revolutionaries like Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, or dictators like Batista and Duvalier? Were there no women in the Sierra Maestra with Fidel Castro? The history textbooks tell the story of Spanish America's bloody national struggles for independence...

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