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Alfonsina Storni was one of the most important Latin-American poets of the modernist period.
Alfonsina was born in Sala Capriasca, Switzerland to an Argentine beer industrialist living in Switzerland for a few years. There, Alfonsina learned to speak Italian. Following the failure of the family business, they opened a tavern in the city of Rosario, Argentina, where Alfonsina worked at a variety of chores.
A year and a half after her friend Quiroga committed suicide in 1937, and haunted by solitude and breast cancer, Storni sent her last poem, Voy a dormir ("I'm going to sleep") to La Nacion newspaper in October of 1938.
Alfonsina at the Cervantes Virtual Library
Alfonsina by Agriela Deccicco
Translation of Storni's poem Peso Ancestral
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