Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1991. First American Edition, SIGNED on the title page by Ms. Ferré (1938-2016). Translated from original Spanish "Papeles de Pandora" by author. Ferré's fiction focuses on the inferior status of women in Puerto Rico and their dual role as nurturer (wife and mother) and temptress (like Pandora, the dangerous female from mythical Greece who tempted a man into opening a box that released the world's troubles). Jean Franco wrote the in-depth analysis of these short stories in the foreword.
9¼ x 5¾". 169 pp. 9780803219830. Black boards with silver letters to spine with faint rub marks on boards and some wear to dust jacket. Lavender pictorial dust jacket shows a woman with closed mouth on back, mechanically opened mouth on front. Near Fine in a very good dust jacket in protective cover.