Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral

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A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889 1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century. The "Locas mujeres" poems collected here are among Mistral s most complex and compelling, exploring facets of the self "in extremis" poems marked by the wound of blazing catastrophe and its aftermath of mourning. From disquieting ...

Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226531908

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