Cecilia G. de Guilarte, Carlota O’Neill y Silvia Mistral: imaginarios y aproximaciones a una literatura femenina del exilio español en México

Diana Marcella Vargas
UC San Diego

I analyze the work of three Spanish writers– Cecilia G. de Guilarte, Silvia Mistral and Carlota O’Neill– who were exiled in México after the Spanish Civil War. This research establishes a relationship between their journalistic practice, their autobiographical texts, and their fictional work. The work constitutes a contribution to the study of Latin American and Spanish feminism. It explores dominant ideologies of the time, and the Spanish imaginary of Latin America formed by the intersection of racial, class, gender notions, as result of colonial and postcolonial relations.