Jacinta Escudos is a Salvadorian author of
novels, stories and poems. After her
involvement in the resistance movement in
El Salvador, she spent much of her early life
For me she brings lyricism into magic
realism, and continues a tradition set by Maria
Luisa Bombal and Juana Manuela Gorriti.
Work in English
And We Sold the Rain: Contemporary Fiction from Central America (Seven Stories Press, 1996) Includes, Look at Lislique, see how pretty it is.
Lovers and Comrades: Women's Resistance Poetry from Central America (The Women's Press, 1989) Includes Life is so short, Gradually, Voices, Trick, Neither Mourning nor Chains (written under the name Rocio America), Huntress and I am happy.
You Can't Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile (Cleis Press, 1988)
Pleasure: my translation of El Placer, published in extract(s) August 29, 2013