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Teresa De La Parra
Birth: Oct. 5, 1889
Death: Apr. 23, 1936

Author. She was one of Venezuela's leading writers of the 1920's. Her novels "Ifigenia" (1924) and "Mama Blanca's Souvenirs" (1929) deal with the mysteries of passing time and the decline of her country's rural aristocracy, to which she belonged. They also comment, with subtle irony, on the second-class status of women of her position. Many critics today view Parra as an early feminist, while in her own time she was accused by her (mostly male) detractors of "undermining the morals of women" with her observations. Yet she offered no solutions to the problem of sexual equality, and her creative outlook was more nostalgic than progressive. Parra was born in Paris, the daughter of the Venezuelan consul there, and raised on her family's plantation at Tazon, near Caracas. Apart from her two novels her literary efforts were limited to a handful of short stories and essays. In 1930 Parra fell ill with tuberculosis, which forced her to abandon what would have been a controversial novel on the intimate life of revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar. Her last years were spent in European hospitals; she died at 46 in Madrid. Parra's remains were returned to Venezuela in 1947, and in 1989, the 100th anniversary of her birth, she was reburied with honors at the National Pantheon in Caracas.  (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
National Pantheon
Capital District, Venezuela
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: May 09, 2005
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Teresa De La Parra
Added by: Bobb Edwards
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