Originally Posted by anak
Shelley (as suggested before) is of particular interest since its a woman writing one of the most memorable "horror" stories, a genre not associated with the more "fragile" literary touch of a women. Though I challenge this false stereotype by telling people to read ANYTHING by Woolfe. Fragile she was not.
I understand what you are saying. I can't stand those books where women are all fragile and dreamy (or those romantic comedies where the woman is a mess, she tries to find love and the man is just there
loving her no matter what: BORING!
). Shelley started a new genre, and she did it quite well. Unfortunately, the movies of stripped out all the "beauty" of Frankenstein.
I could not find my original list, but here are some of my favorite authors.
Virginia W. A Haunted House and Other Short Stories
JK Rowlin the 7 hp books.
Harper Lee. tKaM (OK she is not one of my favorites, I was not that impressed by the novel
Mirada July. No one belongs here more than you.
Mary Shelley Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.
Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz. Several collections, sonnets mostly.
Rosario Castellanos. De la vigilia estÃ©ril, the eternal feminine.
Laura Hernandez. Between us.
Isabel Allende. House of the spirits.
Elena Poniatowska. Lilus Kikus and other stories, Hasta no verte Jesus mÃ*o (here's to you, Jesus
), Nothing, nobody.
Laura Ezquivel. Like Water for chocolate.
Elena Garro. Recuerdos del porvenir (Memories of the future?)
DaÃ*na Chaviano. El hombre, la hembra y el hambre. (The Man, the woman and hunger)
Ixta Maya Murray The conquest
There is one author I also liked, but I cannot remember her name right now.