Yolanda Oreamuno (851 words)

  • Anna Hamling (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)

Yolanda Oreamuno, born to a middle class family in San José, Costa Rica, was a novelist, short story writer, and essayist, who published frequently in Repertorio Americano and Revista Mexicana de la Cultura. Her life was short and tragic, yet the writer left her mark on the literary scene as one of the leading feminist writers in Latin America.

Oreamuno was stunningly beautiful, rebellious, a supporter of Marxism and one of the most innovative and talented writers in Costa Rica, yet she never received any acclaim from the critics in her country, perhaps on account of her controversial lifestyle and her political beliefs.

At the age of 16 she wrote the essay “¿Qué hora es?” (What time is it?) a…

Citation:
Hamling, Anna. "Yolanda Oreamuno". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 February 2010
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