María Luisa Fernández (writer)

María Luisa Fernández Bascuñán (1870–1938), also known as María Luisa Fernández de García Huidobro and by the literary pseudonym Monna Lissa, was a Chilean feminist writer, editor, and poet.[2] She was the mother of poet Vicente Huidobro (1893–1948).[3]

María Luisa Fernández
Born
María Luisa Fernández Bascuñán

1870 (1870)
Chile
Died1938 (aged 67–68)
Chile
Other names
  • María Luisa Fernández de García Huidobro
  • Monna Lissa
OccupationWriter, editor
Spouse(s)Vicente García Huidobro[1]
ChildrenVicente Huidobro

CareerEdit

María Luisa Fernández wrote novels and religious poetry,[4] as well as editing feminist magazines, such as that of the Chilean Women's Patriotic Union – a group she organized[5] – and Aliada (1922).[6]

Part of her literary output is known to be unpublished or scattered in newspapers and magazines – as is also the case with other feminist writers such as Luisa Lynch, Sara Hübner de Fresno, and the sisters Ximena and Carmen Morla Lynch.[2] Her literary work is considered to be part of the early 20th century avant-garde that sought to massify feminist thinking and fight for women's rights.

For some authors, her work can be framed within so-called "aristocratic feminism", along with other writers such as Inés Echeverría Bello, María Mercedes Vial, Teresa Wilms Montt, the sisters Morla Lynch, and Mariana Cox Méndez.[7][8]

WorksEdit

  • Oraciones de mi madre para mis hijos (Santiago: Imprenta y encuadernación Chile, 1905)
  • Vida de la santísima Virgen María, madre de Dios (Santiago: Impr. Chile, 1935)
  • María del Carmen (novel, Santiago: Impr. Claret, 1930)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vega, Carlos B. (2007). Hombres y mujeres de América: diccionario biográfico-genealógico de nuestros progenitores, siglos XVI-XIX [Men and Women of America: Biographical-Genealogical Dictionary of Our Progenitors, 19th–20th Centuries] (in Spanish). University of León Secretary of Publications and Audiovisual Media. p. 133. ISBN 9788497733601.
  2. ^ a b Subercaseaux, Bernardo (1 January 1997). Genealogía de la vanguardia en Chile [Genealogy of the Avant-Garde in Chile] (in Spanish). University of Chile Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities. p. 57.
  3. ^ Nómez, Naín (1992). Poesía chilena contemporánea: breve antología crítica [Contemporary Chilean Poetry: Brief Critical Anthology] (in Spanish). Andrés Bello. p. 65. ISBN 9789567222018. Retrieved 28 September 2017 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Subercaseaux, Bernardo (1997). Historia de Las Ideas y la Cultura en Chile, tomo III. El centenario y las vanguardias [History of Ideas and Culture in Chile, Volume III. The Centenary and the Avant-Garde] (in Spanish). Editorial Universitaria. p. 98. ISBN 9789561117075. Retrieved 28 September 2017 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Teigelboim, Volodia (1993). Huidobro: La marcha infinita [Huidobro: The Infinite March] (in Spanish). BAT.
  6. ^ Klimpel Alvarado, Felícitas (1962). La Mujer Chilena: El Aporte Femenino Al Progreso de Chile, 1910–1960 [The Chilean Woman: The Female Contribution to the Progress of Chile, 1910–1960] (in Spanish). Andrés Bello.
  7. ^ Poblete Alday, Patricia; Rivera Aravena, Carla (Spring 2003). "El feminismo aristocrático: la violencia simbólica y ruptura soterrada a comienzos del siglo XX" [Aristocratic Feminism: Symbolic Violence and Buried Rupture at the Beginning of the 20th Century]. Revista de historia social y de las mentalidades (in Spanish). University of Santiago, Chile. 1 (7): 57–79. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Los Dos Ultimos Libros de Bernardo Subercaseaux: De los Libros y de Inés Echeverría, Iris" [The Last Two Books by Bernardo Subercaseaux: Of the Books and of Inés Echeverría, Iris]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). 17 June 2001. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.