Romancero Talks Series: Women Writers of the Silver Age of Spanish Literature
9 Sep - 30 Sep|
Silvia Mistral (Havana, 1914 – Mexico City, 2004), a Spanish republican writer who took refuge in France in 1939 and was later exiled in Mexico, wrote the diary of her experience as a refugee during the first six months of her exile. The diary, published in Mexico in 1940, is an emotional personal testimony of the great collective exodus and constitutes a document of historical relevance as one of the first published diaries of the Republican exile experience. It is also one of the most revealing and eloquent because it offers an elaborate personal chronicle of a collective experience of uprooting and identity negotiation from the perspective of an ordinary woman. Written with urgency, but with superb sensitivity and literary height, its pages contain moving impressions and lucid reflections on the Republican exodus.
Published by Cuadernos del Vigía.