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Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela MistralAKA Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga

Born: 7-Apr-1889
Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
Died: 10-Jan-1957
Location of death: Hempstead, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cementerio de Monte Grande, Monte Grande, Chile

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Chile
Executive summary: Desolación

Derived her pen name from Gabriele D'Annunzio and Frédéric Mistral.

Father: Juan Gerónimo Godoy Villanueva (abandoned the family 1903)
Mother: Petronila Alcayaga (d. 1929)
Boyfriend: Romelio Ureta (met 1906, d. 1909 suicide)

    Professor: Spanish, University of Chile

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1945
    League of Nations 1922-38
    Basque Ancestry

Author of books:
Sonetos de la muerte (1914, poetry, trans. Sonnets of Death)
Desolación (1922, poetry, trans. Despair)
Ternura (1924, poetry, enlarged 1945, trans. Tenderness)
Lecturas para mujeres (1924, essays)
Tala (1938, poetry)
Poemas de la madre (1950, poetry)
Lagar (1954, poetry, trans. The Wine Press)
Epistolario (1957, poetry)
Recados: Contando a Chile (1957, poetry)
Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (1957, anthology, introduction by Langston Hughes)
Poesías completas (1958, anthology)


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