Logos Multilingual Portal

Select Language

Gabriela Mistral (1889 - 1957)

Pseudonym for Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, was born in Vicuña, Chile. The daughter of a dilettante poet, she began to write poetry as a village schoolteacher after a passionate romance with a railway employee who committed suicide. She taught elementary and secondary school for many years until her poetry made her famous. She played an important role in the educational systems of Mexico and Chile, was active in cultural committees of the League of Nations, and was Chilean consul in Naples, Madrid, and Lisbon. She held honorary degrees from the Universities of Florence and Guatemala and was an honorary member of various cultural societies in Chile as well as in the United States, Spain, and Cuba. She taught Spanish literature in the United States at Columbia University, Middlebury College, Vassar College, and at the University of Puerto Rico.
The love poems in memory of the dead, "Sonetos de la muerte" (1914), made her known throughout Latin America, but her first great collection of poems, "Desolación" (Despair), was not published until 1922. In 1924 appeared "Ternura" (Tenderness), a volume of poetry dominated by the theme of childhood; the same theme, linked with that of maternity, plays a significant role in "Tala", poems published in 1938. Her complete poetry was published in 1958.
Her psudonym was taken from the names of two of her favorite poets, Gabriele D'Annunzio and Frédéric Mistral.
Gabriela Mistral died on January 10, 1957.

Watch the video: http://www.arcoiris.tv/modules.php?name=Unique&id=4761

경험이란 추첨이 끝난 후에 산 복권과 같다
어떤 웃음은 행복한 웃음이 아니다, 오히려 친절하게 우는 한 방식이다
어린이들의 미래는 오늘 계획되어야 한다. 내일이면 너무 늦을거다
우정이 마치 완전한 이해, 즉각적인 신뢰, 오래 지속되는 회상인 것 처럼 애기하는 것은 곧 신뢰성을 말하는 것이다