María Luisa Bombal


Born
in Viña del Mar, Chile
June 08, 1910

Died
May 06, 1980

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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 ...more

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La amortajada

3.84 avg rating — 1,190 ratings — published 1938 — 12 editions
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La última niebla

3.68 avg rating — 1,020 ratings — published 1935 — 16 editions
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El árbol

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La última niebla / La amort...

3.83 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1935 — 12 editions
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La última niebla / El árbol

3.78 avg rating — 119 ratings2 editions
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New Islands: And Other Stories

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3.80 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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Obras Completas

4.27 avg rating — 89 ratings6 editions
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Historia de Maria Griselda

3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings2 editions
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Obras completas (Tomo 1)

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La última niebla e Historia...

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“Y puede, puede así, que las muertes no sean to­das iguales. Puede que hasta después de la muerte, todos sigamos distintos caminos.”
Maria Luisa Bombal, La amortajada

“Es muy posible desear morir, cuando se ama demasiado la vida”
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“Para ser inteligente, hay que empezar desde chica.

To be intelligent, one must start young.”
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