Valenzuela: I openly fight for it. I think there is a different charge in the words—women come from the badlands of language. Women know a lot about ambivalence and ambiguity—which is why, I think, good, sublte political writing by women novelists is dismissed in Argentina. Women are expected to console, not disturb the readers.
Luisa Valenzuela, The Art of Fiction No. 170, 2001, interviewed by Ksenija Bilbija in Women at Work Vol. II: Interviews from the Paris Review
Photo taken in Prica Farina, Warren RI