This critical edition of the novel Sab (published in 1840 in Madrid) is based on the Cuban printing of the 1970s, now out of print. There is no other available edition of this novel. It is of particular interest not only because of its aesthetic qualities but also because it addresses issues of interest both for the period it was written and contemporary audiences. Among these topics are slavery, basic rights of the individual in society, nationalism, and women's issues. Another challenge for critics is the classification of the author, within the Latin American or Spanish canon, because she spent much of her life in Europe. Gómez de Avellaneda is currently attracting the attention of many scholars, and her novel Sab is considered basic reading for courses in Latin American literature in general and on women writers specifically.
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