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This America of Ours

This America of Ours


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Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo were the two most influential and respected women writers of twentieth-century Latin America. Mistral, a plain, self-educated Chilean woman of the mountains who was a poet, journalist, and educator, became Latin America's first Nobel Laureate in 1945. Ocampo, a stunning Argentine woman of wealth, wrote hundreds of essays and founded the first-rate literary journal Sur. Though of very different backgrounds, their deep commitment to what they felt was "their" America forged a unique intellectual and emotional bond between them. This collection of the previously unpublished correspondence between Mistral and Ocampo reveals the private side of two very public women. In these letters (as well as in essays that are included in an appendix), we see what Mistral and Ocampo thought about each other and about the intellectual and political atmosphere of their time (including the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorships of Latin America) and particularly how they negotiated the complex issues of identity, nationality, and gender within their wide-ranging cultural connections to both the Americas and Europe.
About the Author: Elizabeth Horan is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Arizona State University. Doris Meyer is Roman S. & Tatiana Weller Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College and a Visiting Scholar at the University of New Mexico


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292705401
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Weight: 521 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0292705409
  • Publisher Date: 01 Nov 2003
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 228 mm
  • No of Pages: 377
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo
  • Width: 151 mm


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