Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda

(1814-1873 / Cuba)

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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga (March 23, 1814 – February 1, 1873) was a Cuban writer of the 19th century.

Gomez de Avellaneda was often either praised or shunned for her literary works. She wrote poems, autobiographies, novels and plays. During the 1840s and 1850s was when she was most famous for her writings. She had other female rivals in writing such as Carolina Coronado ... more »

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To Him

There are no ties to bind us now; all ties are broken:
I asked that Heaven make it so; thanks be to God!
A bitter cup once filled with pleasure, is now empty;
My soul, at last, can find repose; it desires nothing.

I loved you once, I do not love you now; ponder on that, at least.
If I erred it was because I could not face that truth.
Let all these many years of bitterness and strife
Be swallowed in memory's void; and let my heart breathe free.

You have battered and destroyed it without pity;
And madly trampled, once and again, my pride ...
Yet never from ...

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