Chilean writer Mercedes Valdivieso (1924-1993), is well known for the social and subversive content of her works, specifically La Brecha of 1961.

La Brecha is of vital importance in the study of feminist novels within the Latin American context because with her revolutionary narrative at the beginning of the 1960's, the author denounces and destroys the social structures that oppress women and keep her under a state of dependence and subjugation under the patriarchal society.

Bio Note

Carlos Coria-Sanchez is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at UNC Charlotte where he teaches Latin American Women Writers and Feminism.

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