A woman’s feminist awakening drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay


When The Naked Woman was originally published in 1950, critics doubted a woman writer could be responsible for its shocking erotic content. In this searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence, and frantically build to a fiery conclusion.


Finally available to an English-speaking audience, Armonía Somers will resonate with readers of Clarice Lispector, Djuna Barnes, and Leonora Carrington.


Shortlisted for the National Translation Award


"A wild, brutal paean to freedom. . . . Somers' feminism is profound, and complicated." —NPR.org


“This short yet undeniably powerful take on the viciousness of the male ego exposes the soft underbelly of 'civil society,' showing that just beneath the surface is man’s base animal nature. Somers’s novel is a surreal, gripping experience.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“A lusciously brutal resurrected classic.” —Kirkus Reviews


"[This] slim novel packs a major wallop." Brooklyn Rail


“If you love weird stories about powerful women throwing off clothes and conventions, you’ll want to pick this book up right away.” —Paperback Paris

The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers (used)

  • The Feminist Press 2018

    Used paperback in very good condition

    154 pages

    Translated by Kit Maude

    Afterword by Elena Chavez Goycochea