5 writers who made history

In the world of literature, as in almost any other, there have been great names of women who have been silenced, hidden and even censored. Others, luckily, were born in a more contemporary era and were able to express themselves as they wanted by writing great works with first and last names.

In this article, we are going to tell you about many of them, both those that had to hide under a male pseudonym and those that did under their real name. Both some and others have been and are great writers who made history. If you want to know which ones are selected and know a little about each one of them, here are some relevant data.

Glory Strong (1917-1998)

  • Spanish poet of the postwar First Generation.
  • Belonging to the Generation of 50 and "Postismo" (poetic movement).
  • He collaborated in countless children's and youth programs on TVE.
  • Feminist, always defended in his writings, the equality between men and women.
  • Pacifist and fighter for the environment.
  • Important figure for the Spanish poetry of the twentieth century.
  • He has done literature for adults, poetry, children's stories, theater, etc.
  • He died of lung cancer.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

  • Important figure of the English literary society.
  • Feminist and important writer Anglo-Saxon Modernism of the XNUMXth century.
  • He spoke in countless writings of the problems that women had at that time to dedicate their life to writing.
  • He wrote novels, essays, short stories, letters, etc.
  • She married the writer at the age of 30 Leonard Woolf.
  • He was the lover of the writer Vita Sackville-West, who was then married to Harold Nicolson. Their romance lasted about 10 years but after it, they remained friends.
  • He had bipolar disorder. This, together with her depression, led her to commit suicide on March 28, 1941. She jumped into the River Ouse with her coat full of stones in her pockets.
  • Four of his more characteristic works are: "Mrs. Dalloway", «To the lighthouse», "Orlando" y "Waves".

Rosalia de Castro (1837-1885)

  • He was born in 1837.
  • Spanish poet and novelist, which he wrote in both Spanish and Galician, with the intention that his native language would not die.
  • Together with Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, was the forerunner of modern Spanish poetry.
  • Although the genre that she cultivated the most was prose, Rosalía was known above all for her poetry, especially her work. «Galician Songs».
  • She was the author who contributed the most to the Galician-Portuguese lyric, giving it true prestige to the Galician language.
  • He died of uterine cancer on July 15, 1885.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

  • Classic author of the English literature, known above all for her work "Pride and Prejudice".
  • It has been cataloged and classified in different ways, according to various literary critics. While one considers her a conservative author, the most feminist critics and critics affirm that her literature can be seen as a novelization of the thought on the women's education from another great author: Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • His works have been brought to the cinema on several occasions
  • Most of her works were written under a pseudonym and she was not considered a great author until well into the XNUMXth century.
  • Had in Charlotte Brontë, another great author, to one of the fiercest criticisms of her literature.
  • He died of tuberculosis on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41.

Maria de Zayas (1590-1661)

  • Spanish writer of the Golden age.
  • Writer of short novels which were censored and banned by the Inquisition in the XNUMXth century, although before they had great success and were reissued.
  • Her works have a quite prominent feminist reading.
  • During the 80s, Televisión Española, aired a series known as "The Garden of Venus", inspired by erotic stories by the author.
  • Their most notable works were "Love and exemplary novels", "Disappointments" y "Betrayal in friendship".
  • It is believed that he died in 1661, but it is not certain.

It is also worth mentioning other authors such as Carmen Martin Gaite, Carmen Laforet, Ana Maria Matute, Simone de Beauvoir and a long etcetera whose works and life are also remarkable.


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