Women

Front Cover
White Pine Press, 2000 - Literary Collections - 177 pages
0 Reviews

Exquisite word portraits of women by one of the past century's greatest women writers.

These recados--brief, descriptive essays--paint vivid pictures of some of the most extraordinary women of Mistral's generation--and give us insights into Mistral herself. In these pieces, Mistral infuses the traditionally objective essay form with the intimate and subjective, thereby creating an alternate space for women intellectuals in the public sphere. Her subjects range from her own beloved mother to well-known writers such as Victoria Ocampo and Emily Bront , artists such as Chilean sculptor Laura Rodig and dancer Isadora Duncan, and to topics including feminism, women and politics, and women and education.

Gabriela Mistral (1889--1957) is the only woman from Latin America to win the Nobel Prize. A native of Chile, she spent the final years of her life in the United States.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Gabriela Mistral Marjorie Agosin
3
Memory Resistance and Identity Jacqueline C Nanfito
22
Gabriela Reflects on Her Absent Mother
37
Victoria Ocampo
74
Dona Caroline Nebuco
91
Dona Blanca de los Rios de la Lamperez
103
Carmen Conde
115
Message for the Guatemalan Womens Conference
152
Womens Education
159
New Horizons Favor Women
167
A Chronological Biography
173
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Isabel Allende is a well known writer of fiction and nonfiction.

Bibliographic information