Mercedes Pinto

Mercedes Pinto

Birth
San Cristobal de La Laguna, Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
Death 21 Oct 1976 (aged 93)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Memorial ID 14066967 · View Source
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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


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mercedes Pinto (12 Oct 1883–21 Oct 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14066967, citing Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .