The House of the Spirits is about Clara's family: Esteban Trueba, whom she marries, a traditionalist senator, dictator, and male-controlled head of family; Bianca, their daughter; and Alba, their granddaughter. The historical references in Allende's novel are particularly strong; some of her characters describe real Chilean figures. The Candidate/President is, of course, Allende's uncle, Salvador Allende. The family itself is symbolic of the nation, as Earle shows that the del Valle-Trueba family finds an analogy in Chilean politics: "The political dispersion of the family she [Allende] tells about is microcosmic, for contemporary Chilean history is also one of dispersion, beginning the day after Salvador Allende's election in 1970" (545-46). Thus, while Allende politicizes "the family" as standing for the nation, the novel's autobiographical elements tie the political to the personal: although the dictator in the novel goes unnamed, it is clear Allende refers to Pinochet.
Gary has become one of the most important contemporary authors throughout his life. Gary Anthony Soto was born on April 12, 1952 to Manuel and Angie Soto. His family is of Mexican descent, which means one of his ancestors down the line left Mexico and came to the United States. He was the second child, coming after his older brother Rick and before his younger sister Debra. Gary was raised in Fresno, California where both his parents and grandparents worked as laborers in the
A Longing Love Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, better known by his pen name Pablo Neruda, was born in a small town in Chile on July 12, 1904. Neruda’s mother passed away soon after his birth, leaving him to be raised by his father, José del Carmen Reyes Morales. Shortly after, Morales remarried and moved to Temuco, Chile. Neruda was then introduced and taken under the wing of Gabriela Mistral, a prominent poet-diplomat during the time. Through her nurturing and tutoring, the 1945 future Nobel Prize winner unknowingly sculpted the 1971 Nobel Prize winner.
Her parents are Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla. She married her guitarist, Christopher Perez on April 2, 1992, but had no children. Selena’s father saw her romance between the guitarists as a conflict of interest. He believed he was after fortune; however, the relationship persevered. Her career started with the encouragement and support of her parents and family as well as her roots.
Neftali Ricardo Eliecer Reyes Basoalto known by his pen name Pablo Neruda was born on July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile. One month after he was born his mother, Rosa Basoalto died of Tuberculosis. Two years after, his father, Jose Del Carmen Reyes Morales moved to Temuco, Chile, and get married to Trinidad Cambia Marvede, who became in a real mother to Pablo, who described her as a sweet and diligent woman, had a pleasant sense of humor and an active and indefatigable kindness. His father was the driver of a train that carried stones. He used to take him to the wild heart of Boroa, Chile, where Pablo learned to love nature, and the land that saw him born.
Adolfo Bioy Casares, (Born September 15, 1914, Buenos Aires, Argentina died on March 8, 1999, Buenos Aires). It is "Argentine writer, one of the most prominent authors of the universal fantasy literature". He also wrote his first story at the age of seven years and was the only child of his parents, "Adolfo Bioy Casares and Marta." Adolfo was the son of "a wealthy landowner, and his wife, Marta Casares. He spent his childhood in both the city and the family ranch in the province of Buenos Aires.
Her father was a distinguished anthropologist named A.L Kroeber and her mother, Theodora Kroeber, also a writer, influenced many of the novels and stories that she wrote. She later attended Radcliffe College in 1951 and Columbia University in 1952. (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ursula-K-Le-Guin). With her many talents in writing and the influence of her parents, Le Guin became an aspiring role model for many authors of today with her
He is insensitive and would rather harm his own family (Gradesaver.com...1) Another example of irony occurs in the way that Madame Valmonde didn 't have a child of herself and one day while her husband was riding he comes upon a child just asleep next to a stone pillar (Chopin...Pg. 1) The family adopted the girl that had no family. “Madame Valmonde abandoned every speculation but the one that Desiree had been sent to her by a beneficent Providence to be the child of her affection” (Chopin...Pg. 1) To wind up my essay. “Desiree’s Baby was written by Kate Chopin and she talks about the issues people had back then with racism and gender.
The role as “Mama” was forced upon Miranda at an early age in life, and since then has caused her great personal loss. As she looks back remembering where it all began with her mother’s madness after the loss of Peace, one of her other children. Her memory flashes back to; “Little Mama. The cooking, the cleaning, the mending, the gardening for the woman who sat in the porch rocker, twisting, twisting on pieces of thread. Peace was gone.
In 1934, his daughter Malva Marina Trinidad was born, unfortunately, with hydrocephalus, which is a condition that leads to brain swelling. While he was still a consul in Singapore and Burma, the Chilean government requested he come back to Chile. In 1933, he was a consul in Argentina, where he met his beloved friend Federico Garcia Lorca who would inspire his political career. In 1935, he moved to Madrid, replacing his friend Gabriela Mistral as a consul. In his time there he founded “Green House for Poetry” which was a literary magazine.
In my visual, I have incorporated black silhouettes of the characters in the poem as they are unknown and we are only being told that a mother is being destroyed by the birth of her three children. “Someone she loved once passed by- too late” this quote says how she has changed to someone who only lives because of her children. Her ex- boyfriend has been lost amongst her role as a mother and she has become some different until she meets a past lover. The theme ‘loss of identity’ is explored in this stanza because this unknown woman doesn’t know who she is anymore or how to think about being a
Barbara Kingsolver is a world renowned American novelist, poet, and essayist. She has written many literary works including, but not limited to, controversial subjects such as politics, nature, and social issues. Kingsolver’s many unique experiences in life have made her the author she is today and ultimately inspired her to write The Poisonwood Bible; one of the most complex and controversial novel out of all of her works. Kingsolver was born in Annapolis, Maryland on April 8, 1955. Shortly after her birth, Kingsolver’s family moved to an alfalfa farm in Carlisle, Kentucky, where she spent the majority of her early youth.
During September 15 to October 15, we celebrate in honor of Hispanic or Latino heritage and culture. To help commemorate the contributions of all of Hispanic and Latino Authors, these are some of the authors that helped the world achieve more in their education. Isabel Allende- was born on August 2, 1942 on Lima, Peru and is known for being a Chilean journalist and author. Isabel is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, who is the former president of Chile (but sadly got assassinated from the overthrow of their government in 1973). Isabel Allende is famous for her work in The House of Spirits, City of Beasts, and so much more.
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.
Steinbeck, born in 1902 to a middle class family, shared a passion for reading and writing with his mother who was a school teacher. He spent his summers working on nearby ranches in what is today officially known as “the Salad Bowl of the World”. During that time Steinbeck noticed the difficult living situations of the migrant workers. In 1929 the U.S. stock market crashed sparking the Great Depression and inspiring Steinbeck’s series of articles for the San Francisco News called The Harvest Gypsies focusing on the lives and hardships of migrant workers in California’s Central Valley. This commission began a series of California