Gabriela Mistral

Wednesday, July 29, 2009  
Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral (Photo:Dibam)

She received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.  She was born in the village of Vicuña, in the north of Chile in 1889, and died in New York in 1957.  She was a teacher and a diplomat.  She authored, among other works, Desolación, Tala, Lagar, y Recados, contando a Chile, which were written in sharp, deep prose.

Education and infancy were her most recognized areas of contribution.  Thanks to the recent arrival of her manuscripts and memoirs that had been in the United States, Gabriela Mistral is a person who is actively being rediscovered.

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