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This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo
  

This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mistral, Gabriela
By Ocampo, Victoria
Edited and translated by Horan, Elizabeth
Edited and translated by Meyer, Doris

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Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo were the two influential and respected women writers of twentieth-century Latin America. This book is a collection of the correspondence between Mistral and Ocampo revealing the private side of two public women.

ISBN 9780292705401
Barcode 9780292705401
Published 1 November 2003 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Spanish)
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ISBN-13 9780292705401
ISBN-10 0292705409
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Date 1 November 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from Spanish
Author(s) By Mistral, Gabriela
By Ocampo, Victoria
Edited and translated by Horan, Elizabeth
Edited and translated by Meyer, Doris
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: General
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 389
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 653g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, Chilean - 20th century, Authors, Argentine - 20th century, Mistral, Gabriela, Ocampo, Victoria, Ocampo, Victoria
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 860.99287
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo were the two most influential and respected women writers of 20th-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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Best Book Translation Prize, New England Council of Latin American Studies 2005 (United States)
NZ Review Meyer and Horan have done extraordinary and valuable work in collecting and editing the letters of Victoria Ocampo and Gabriela Mistral in This America of Ours... Ocampo and Mistral's exchanges often reveal their differing approaches to literature, politics, and feminism and, as such, provide an example of the richness and variety of women's intellectual engagement in Latin America. --Elizabeth A. Marchant, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA

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Author's Bio

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's Latin American and Iberian Institute. Doris Meyer is the Roman S. and Tatiana Weller Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Victoria Ocampo: Against the Wind and the Tide (UT Press).

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