María Luisa Bombal





María Luisa Bombal

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born
in Viña del Mar, Chile
June 08, 1910

died
May 06, 1980

gender
female

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About this author

Maria Luisa Bombal was one of the first Spanish American novelists to break away from the realist tradition in fiction and to write in a highly individual and personal style, stressing irrational and subconscious themes. During the 1930s when most of her fellow writers were turning out works emphasizing social conflict, Bombal turned inwardly for her inspiration and produced several works of remarkable artistic quality. She incorporated the secret inner world of her women protagonists into the mainstream of her novels. In this respect she may be regarded as a precursor of the later Boom writers of the 1960s and 1970s in Latin America. And she accomplished this in a prose charged with poetic vibration, filled with a sense of imminent tragedy ...more


Average rating: 3.73 · 1,458 ratings · 89 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
La amortajada
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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La última niebla
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 1947 — 4 editions
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La última niebla / La amort...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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House of Mist: A Novel
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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La última niebla / El árbol
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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New Islands: And Other Stories
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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El árbol
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Obras Completas
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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La última niebla; Historia ...
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Den liksvøpte kvinnen
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1938
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More books by María Luisa Bombal…
“Y puede, puede así, que las muertes no sean to­das iguales. Puede que hasta después de la muerte, todos sigamos distintos caminos.”
María Luisa Bombal, La amortajada

“Es muy posible desear morir, cuando se ama demasiado la vida”
María Luisa Bombal

“Para ser inteligente, hay que empezar desde chica.

To be intelligent, one must start young.”
María Luisa Bombal

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