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Other Fires

. Three Rivers Press (CA), $12 (222pp) ISBN 978-0-517-55870-6

Most of the previously untranslated authors represented here write prose that burns with sexual intensity and political passion, belying the stereotype of the submissive Latin American woman. The 20 stories range in tone and theme from Marta Lynch's intimate ode to a ""Latin Lover'' to Alejandra Pizarnik's grizzly tale of torture and seduction in ``The Bloody Countess''; from Armonia Somers's spiritual surrealism in ``The Fall'' to Liliana Heker's hard-hitting social commentary in ``The Stolen Party.'' This eclectic anthology gives the English-speaking world a rewarding glimpse of heretofore neglected writers. (March)