María Luisa Milanés (1893-1919)

Poems and translations: Hago como Spártaco and No puedo comprender . . ..

María Luisa Milanés was an ardent feminist and Cuban nationalist who killed herself in part because of an unhappy marriage (Davies 58). She wrote poems that were deep critiques of patriarchal culture and that were expressions of solidarity with other women and all oppressed people.

Her poems were sometimes published under the pseudonym Liana de Lux. Her passions were philosophy, music, and literature. Her works include Autobiografía, published though unfinished. She destroyed many of her own poems and essays before her death. Amado Nervo was said to be her favorite poet and a great influence on her work.

She read French, English, and Latin, writing in and translating from French, Spanish, and English, publishing in the journal Orto (Fajardo). A 1920 volume of Orto gathered a selection of her verses and was dedicated to her memory (Lizaso and Fernández de Castro 299).

5 Responses to María Luisa Milanés (1893-1919)

  1. MRS: MIQUEN TAN says:

    ES TRISTE QUE BAYAMO TENGA EN SU HISTORIA TANTAS POETISAS Y POETAS Y SOLO APARESCAN,REPETICIONES,BAYAMO NESECITA ESTENDER MAS EN LOS CITIOS DE DEL WEBSITE,BUSCO A MARIA LUISA MILANES Y SALEN PABLO MILANES <QUIERO SABER MAS DE LAS POETISA Y POETAS BAYAMESES < DE ANTES Y AHORA , gracias ..MRS MIQUEN TAN.

  2. MIQUEN TAN says:

    DESEO SI ALGUNA PERSONA PUEDE DARME DATOS DE ESTA POETISA CUBANA BAYAMESA ATENTAMENTE ,MIQUEN TAN NEW YORK,GRACIAS.

    • Isabella Maria says:

      Dear Mrs. Tan:
      I am the granddaughter of Dr. Jose Antonio Milanes y Lopez one of the brothers of this famous Cuban poet Maria Luisa Milanes. I sincerely thank you for your interest in my family’s most famous intellectual woman.
      Sincerely;
      Isabella Maria Milanes Di Buccinna

  3. miquen tan says:

    gracias mil…miquen tan.

  4. MIQUEN TAN says:

    MIQUEN TAN ,POETS BAYAMESA

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