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By Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo have been the 2 so much influential and revered ladies writers of twentieth-century Latin the United States. Mistral, a undeniable, self-educated Chilean girl of the mountains who was once a poet, journalist, and educator, grew to become Latin America's first Nobel Laureate in 1945. Ocampo, a beautiful Argentine girl of wealth, wrote thousands of essays and based the pleasant literary magazine Sur. even though of very various backgrounds, their deep dedication to what they felt was once "their" the USA solid a distinct highbrow and emotional bond among them.

This choice of the formerly unpublished correspondence among Mistral and Ocampo finds the non-public part of 2 very public ladies. In those letters (as good as in essays which are incorporated in an appendix), we see what Mistral and Ocampo considered one another and in regards to the highbrow and political surroundings in their time (including the Spanish Civil conflict, international struggle II, and the dictatorships of Latin the USA) and especially how they negotiated the advanced problems with id, nationality, and gender inside of their wide-ranging cultural connections to either the Americas and Europe.

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