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  • ISBN: 9780292716063
  • ISBN10: 0292716060

Honorable Exiles A Chilean Woman in the Twentieth Century

by Joy Billington

  • List Price: $35.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
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Lillian Lorca de Tagle is living proof of women's progress in the twentieth century. Born into a privileged, yet circumscribed world In 1914 as the daughter of a wealthy Chilean diplomat, she became a translator and journalist at a time when few women of her class held jobs. Ordered into exile in the United States by her disapproving mother, she became a successful reporter, translator, and editor, while raising two daughters as a single working mother. In this beautifully written memoir, de Tagle looks back over a fascinating, cosmopolitan life. She describes how her upbringing in various European capitals prepared her for a life of continual change. She remembers the restrictions that upper-class Chilean society placed on women and how these ultimately propelled her to a career in the United States that included an editorship at Americas magazine and work for the State Department, as well as a series of posts with the USIA/Voice of America.

Woven throughout her memoir are vivid glimpses of family, friends, husbands, and lovers, including the artist Roberto Matta. This spicy blend of personalities, work, and culture tells a quintessential coming-of-age story of a thoroughly modern woman.

Today, Lillian Lorca de Tagle lives in Texas, where she continues to take a lively interest in the world around her.

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David H. Gerber Books

Location: Austin, TX
Very Good
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. [xvi], 214pp [small nick to cloth at top front cover edge near spine]
$22.50