Gabriela Mistral, first Latin American to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Latin American presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1945

Gabriela Mistral (born Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga), a Chilean poet was presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945

Quote: “for her lyric poetry which, inspired by power-ful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world.”

Additional Information:

  • Gabriela Mistral: Biographical
    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.
  • Gabriela Mistral: Facts
    Lucila Godoy Alcayaga was born in 1889 in Vicuna, Coquimbo in Chile. She was the daughter of a school teacher and poet, and Alcayaga herself began working as a teacher in her home district at the age of just 15.
  • Gabriela Mistral: Bibliography
    Works in Spanish, and those Translations into English
  • Gabriela Mistral: Banquet Speech
    Gabriela Mistral’s speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1945
  • Gabriela Mistral: Nominations
    Nominated on 8 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Gabriela Mistral – Wikipedia
    Gabriela Mistral (Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjela misˈtɾal]; 7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957) was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, “for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world”.
  • Gabriela Mistral | Poetry Foundation
    Gabriela Mistral, literary pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, was the first Spanish American author to receive the Nobel Prize in literature; as such, she will always be seen as a representative figure in the cultural history of the continent.
  • Biography Gabriela Mistral -Biography Online
    Gabriela Mistral was born in 1889 as Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, she was a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat and feminist and was the first Latin American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945.
  • gabrielamistralfoundation.org – About Gabriela Mistral
    Gabriela Mistral was the first female Latin American poet to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. She received it in 1945.
  • Gabriela Mistral | Chilean poet | Britannica.com
    Gabriela Mistral, pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (born April 7, 1889, Vicuña, Chile—died January 10, 1957, Hempstead, New York, U.S.), Chilean poet, who in 1945 became the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Date:
      December 10th 1945
Name(s):
      Gabriela Mistral
Occupation:
      Chilean poet

Gabriela Mistral

About:

Born:
      April 7, 1889, Vicuña, Chile
Died:
      January 10, 1957, Town of Hempstead, New York, United States


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