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Alfonsina Storni

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.

Related websites

Alfonsina at the Cervantes Virtual Library

Alfonsina by Agriela Deccicco


Translation of Storni's poem Peso Ancestral

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