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Mercedes Pinto
Birth: Oct. 12, 1883
Death: Oct. 21, 1976

Author. She was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain. At young age, already she is known as the Canarian Poetess. At the age of 20, she moved to Madrid where she was friend of José Ortega y Gasset and Carmen de Burgos. Then, she began to work in the newspapers and magazines such as "Prensa Gráfica" or "Lecturas." Also she published her first book "Brisas del Teide." In 1923, a fact change his life, she explain a conference in the University of Madrid entitled "El Divorcio Como Medida Higiénica" (A Divorce as Hygienic Measure) that was the cause of her exile during Primo de Rivera's Dictatorship. She moved to Uruguay, where she become a member of the government and where she founded the Casa del Estudiante for extend the culture amongst the people. In this period, she wrote her most known novel "Él," that was adapted to the cinema by Luis Buñuel. Also she developed a prolific work as feminist, journalist and orator in South America. Other of her books "Cartas de Muchos Puertos," "Un Señor...Cualquiera" and "Ella." She was the mother of actors Rubén Rojo, Gustavo Rojo and Pituka de Foronda. She died in Mexico D.F. and her epitaph was a poem that the poet Pablo Neruda wrote for her.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Panteón Jardín
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Apr 25, 2006
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Mercedes Pinto
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Mercedes Pinto
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Mercedes Pinto
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