Autobiografía y autoría de mujer en el exilio
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
Female-authored autobiographical writing is fundamental to an understanding of the evolution of authorship from a gender perspective. The corpus formed by the autobiographies of Spain’s first generation of feminists contains key testimonies explaining what it was like to be a woman writer in Spain in the twentieth century. This corpus, written in exile, reveals its full significance when understood according to gender and contextualised in relation to the work of feminist critics who have also stated the importance of exile and autobiography in their authorial experience. This article explores two of the Spanish female-authored autobiographies written in exile: the autobiography of the avant-garde poet Concha Me´ndez (1898–1986), edited by her granddaughter Paloma Ulacia Altolaguirre with the title Concha Me´ndez. Memorias habladas, memorias armadas (1990), and Mi atardecer entre dos mundos. Recuerdos y cavilaciones (1983) by feminist María Laffitte, also known as María Campo Alange (1902–1986).
This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 2011,copyright Taylor & Francis available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13260219.2011.579881 .
Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 5 - 16
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