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The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Music in Puerto Rican Music. By Licia Fiol-Matta. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017. 291 pages.

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Ana Cecilia Calle-Poveda

The University of Texas at Austin, US
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Licia Fiol-Matta's book bridges psychoanalytic approaches to sound, a detailed listening to vocal performances (pitch, arrangements, silences, vocalization, range), and a particularly feminist archival acumen. In this way, she points to instances in which the thinking voice of these great women singer lures, appears and pushes their audience to think. The thinking voice sometimes hides a deep sense of psychoanalytic "nothingness", nada. By repositioning their stories and their voices, this unique and original contribution by Licia Fiol-Matta is itself a thinking voice that will surely resonate across fields.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.95
How to Cite: Calle-Poveda, A.C., 2022. The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Music in Puerto Rican Music. By Licia Fiol-Matta. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017. 291 pages. . Latin American Literary Review, 45(90), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.95
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Published on 09 Sep 2022.
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