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Literatura y lingüística

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GARCIA MENDOZA, Francisco. Tensions of femininity/ masculinity in the writing of Gabriela Mistral. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2021, n.43, pp.37-54. ISSN 0716-5811.

This essay contrasts the writing of Gabriela Mistral. The poem “La otra” (In English: The other) shows the division of the self, thus establishing a writing of a public nature and another relegated to the private sphere. Based on that assumption, the essay reviews Mistral's correspondence with her executor Doris Dana from a literary perspective, to confirm the proposal suggested in the poem “La otra” and thus tries to establish traces of the femi- nine and the masculine in her writing. Interpreting and reading her poetic work shows the techniques used by Mistral to validate herself in the national poetic canon.

Keywords : Poetry; letters; female / male; public / private..

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