Anne-Marie moved back to her parents' house in Meudonwhere she raised Sartre with help from her father Charles Schweitzer, a teacher of German who taught Sartre mathematics and introduced him to classical literature at a very early age.
Lucila Godoy was of humble parentage. Her family gained its living working in the fields, as did the majority of the neighbors in that agricultural region. Her earliest years were thus spent in the country.
At the age of 15 she began her calling as a teacher in a small rural school. For several years, years which were decisive in her development, Lucila Godoy was dealing with children and with the very poorest children in her native land.
When she was about 20 years old she went from elementary to secondary school teaching. She remained as a teacher and then as director of a school for 15 years. Her idealistic and apostolic temperament exercised a strong influence on young people. But no one, or hardly anyone, knew then of her daily labor, heroic, hidden, and most fruitful for the invisible domains of the human soul.
She presented them under the pseudonym of Gabriela Mistral that was to be famous all over the world and bury her real name forever. They were published in Chile in Immediately there was the greatest enthusiasm for her poetic talents, seldom found in South America in so striking, so appealing, so profound a form.
Her lyrical talent was recognized as among the very highest in all Spanish literature. In Chile as in other Spanish-American countries it is the custom to give great writers commissions or consular posts in foreign lands in order to supply them with the necessary surroundings to develop their talents and thus brilliantly represent their country.
It must be borne in mind that the Latin race has great esteem for literature. Especially in South America the leading poets attain a fame often wider and more popular than that of the most noted statesmen. Pablo Neruda, another of our greatest Chilean poets, has read his poems out of doors in public parks before thousands of people.
In this way poetry takes on educative values, promoting esthetic sentiments. In the Chilean Government gave Gabriela Mistral a commission to go to Mexico to study the founding and organization of libraries.
At times her desire to express the sadness found in those original inhabitants of our America appears in her poetry. Her educational and poetical endeavors were so successful that in she was appointed the cultural representative of Spanish-America at the League of Nations at Geneva.
From then on Gabriela Mistral belonged to the consular service of Chile and has been Chilean consul at Madrid, Lisbon, Nice and elsewhere. At present she is Chilean consul at Nictheroy, Brazil. Changes in political parties in Chile, when new presidents come in and the whole diplomatic corps is supplanted, have not affected her.
So great is her reputation that each successive government feels honored to have Gabriela as its representative abroad.
Some of her compositions have been translated into French, English, etc. From here on I shall endeavor to say something about several of her poems.
In all of them there is a unique delicacy, gentle resignation and an inclination that is spontaneously ethical. Its force is so great that this literary jewel might have appeared over the signature of Paul Claudel. Its religious character makes it particularly profound.
Here are these ten commandments: Thou shalt love beauty which is the shadow of God over the universe. There is no art that is atheistic. Even though thou dost not love the Creator, thou wilt affirm His existence by creating in His likeness.
Thou shalt not use Beauty as fodder for the feelings, but as the natural food of the soul.JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
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Central to the poem "Fear" by Gabriela Mistral is a mother's anxiety about losing her child. This is, in part, a selfish apprehension as the mother worries that the child will become like a. Fear - Analysis Summary & Analysis Gabriela Mistral This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Fear.
Gabriela Mistral; Born: Lucila de María del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga) 7 April Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences.
finally donated the literary legacy of Mistral.