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Gabriela Mistral (1945)

A Chilean writer, Gabriela Mistral was a teacher and director of rural schools in Chile before she attained wider acclaim as an educator. Mistral was noted for her revision of the Mexican school system under José Vasconcelos. Subsequently, she served as Chilean consul in various European and Latin American cities, and represented her country at the League of Nations and the United Nations. The mystery of childbearing, the sorrow of a tragic love, and a burning desire for justice are recurrent themes of her fluent and lyric verse.

Fun Fact: Gabriela Mistral's original name was Lucila Godoy Alcayaga.

Source: Columbia Encyclopedia.

Next: Nelly Sachs (1966)


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