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Today in Latin American History

Venezuelan Writer Teresa de la Parra Died in 1936

Venezuelan Writer Teresa de la Parra Died in 1936

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Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan writer Teresa de la Parra died in 1936.

She rebelled against the limited expectations for women of her class by long hours of reading and writing.

De la Parra’s novel “Iphigenia: Diary of a young lady who wrote because she was bored,” published in 1924, marked a change in Venezuelan literature.

Teresa de la Parra wrote most of the novel in 1921 and 1922 during the dictatorship of Juan Vicente Gómez.

Some of the characters in the novel were maliciously close to caricatures of people who were then well known in Caracas society.

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