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Letra Chica. August 15, 2007

Filed under: Artículos propios — juanitabanana @ 11:54 am

Que las mujeres lean más que los hombres es una simple constatación cotidiana. Basta tomar un transporte público, por ejemplo, para comprobar que hay más libros en manos de ellas que de ellos. Las estadísticas confirman: mientras casi 57 por ciento de las mujeres son lectoras, sólo un 50 de los hombres declaran serlo. Los editores lo saben. Como no ignoran que ellas prefieren las novelas, mientras sus compañeros se muestran más inclinados hacia lo que llaman libros “útiles”, como si las ficciones no pudieran serlo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     De manera que las grandes editoriales no tienen empacho en orientar buena parte de su producción a las mujeres (que son las que compran más libros) Por eso, también en el apartado de ensayos proliferan los que exploran aquellos aspectos más desconocidos de lo que podríamos llamar “historia de las mujeres”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       En las últimos meses han aparecido algunos particularmente interesantes. “Las damas del laboratorio” de María José Casado Ruiz de Lóizaga, que reivindica el trabajo y las vidas de mujeres que contribuyeron al desarrollo de la ciencia, y que tuvieron que luchar contra los prejuicios de las instituciones de sus colegas masculinos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Señoras sin fronteras” de Barbara Hodgson, que narra la peripecia y las anécdotas de aquellas audaces pioneras que no se resignaron a saber del ancho mundo por boca o relato de otros, y emprendieron viajes apasionantes y repletos de aventuras de (auto)descubrimiento.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Y, por último, “Las mujeres que leen” de Stefan Bollmann, un volumen bellamente ilustrado y de provocativo título, se concentra precisamente en la lectura femenina a lo largo de la historia.Tres libros para mujeres lectoras.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Estos libros serían tres excelentes regalos para homenajearlas a comienzos de este año 2007.   

 

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