Women And Country
Original title: Mujeres y campo
Author: María Sánchez
A personal essay about the figure of women in the country, intertwining her own personal story and those of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmothers with important issues such as feminism, extense livestock farming, environment policies and the problems of depopulation, how rural life and the rural countryside have been forgotten, legends and folklore, the relationship between humans and animals and the countryside, an invisible narrative –that of the author as a field veterinarian and a writer, and the fact that most narratives about the countryside have been written by men who have never lived and worked in the country.
Lyrical and written in first person, this is a groundbreaking essay about the relationship today between society and the rural world.
SPANISH (World) | Seix Barral / Planeta