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A stranger in my own land : Sofia Casanova, a Spanish writer in the European fin de siècle

By Kirsty Hooper

Abstract

This is the first in-depth analysis of the works of the Galician-Spanish expatriate writer Sofa Casanova (1861-1958), a transnational poet, novelist, journalist, playwright, campaigner, translator, historian and intellectual, and one of the first Spanish women to support herself as a professional writer. Casanova, born in Galicia in rural northwest Spain, married a Pole and spent over seventy years traveling between Spain and Poland. A challenging writer and thinker who witnessed the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the rise of Franco at first hand, moved in the highest political and intellectual circles on both sides of Europe and blazed a trail as one of Spain's first female foreign correspondents, her remarkable achievements were gradually sidelined at home in increasingly reactionary Spain until, by the time of her death, she was remembered only as a perfectly patriotic wife and mother and icon of Francoist femininity

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:50137
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