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The Nobel Prize–winning poet Gabriela Mistral is celebrated by her native Chile as the “mother of the nation” even though she spent most of her life in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. Throughout the Spanish-speaking world and especially in Chile, Mistral was characterized as a sad, traditionally Catholic spinster. Yet her voluminous correspondence with Doris Dana, long believed to be her secretary, reveals that the two women were lovers from 1948 until Mistral’s death in 1957. These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into her work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights. The correspondence also sheds light on the poet’s personal life and corrects the long-standing misperceptions of her as a lonely, single, heterosexual woman.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction. Gabriela Mistral and Doris Dana: Their Lives and Letters
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Chapter One. 1948–1950: California and Mexico
  2. pp. 19-186
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  1. Chapter Two. 1952: Italy
  2. pp. 187-306
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  1. Chapter Three. 1953–1956: Roslyn (Long Island) and New Orleans
  2. pp. 307-342
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  1. Afterword: Doris Dana and Her Family
  2. Doris Atkinson
  3. pp. 343-350
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  1. Appendix A. Correspondence about Gabriela Mistral
  2. pp. 351-358
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  1. Appendix B. Biographies of Some of the Individuals Mentioned in the Letters
  2. pp. 359-364
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  1. Appendix C. Chronology of Gabriela Mistral
  2. pp. 365-368
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 369-374
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 375-380
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 381-386
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826359575
Related ISBN
9780826359568
MARC Record
OCLC
1006524942
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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