Books Like Fear by Gabriela Mistral | Suggesting Reading

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Isabel Allende is the niece of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende. Her 1986 novel The House of the Spirits tells the story of one powerful family that captures the spirit of the country. It became an international bestseller.

Short stories by contemporary Chilean women are compiled in the anthology What is Secret, edited by Marjorie Agosin (White Pine Press, 1995).

Alfonsa Storni was an Argentine woman who wrote poetry at about the same time as Mistral. Her poems are available in English and Spanish in Seleccion Poetica De Alfonsa Storni/Selected Poetry, a 1999 paperback published by Editories Mexicanos Unidos.

Pablo Neruda is another poet from Chile who, in 1971, won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His first book of poetry was published a year before "Fear" was. Neruda's best works are available in English and Spanish in Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems/Bilingual Edition, published in 1990 by Houghton-Mifflin.

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