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Iker Gonzalez-Allende

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Women’S Exile And Transatlantic Epistolary Ties In The Work Of Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Women’S Exile And Transatlantic Epistolary Ties In The Work Of Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

In this essay, I analyze Pilar de Zubiaurre’s experience of exile by focusing on the articles she published in the magazine Euzko Deya and the letters she wrote and received in Mexico. Among the letters Zubiaurre received, I study those from María Martos de Baeza. My main argument is that for Zubiaurre, writing became a fundamental way to cultivate her transnational contacts and build bridges across the Atlantic. Through her articles, she travels back home in her imagination, while through her letters she connects as directly as possible with her native country. Both kinds of writing have positive consequences ...