May she rest it Peace …
“Rosario Ferré, Writer Who Examined Puerto Rican Identity, Dies at 77”–an obituary by Bruce Weber for The New York Times.
Rosario Ferré, a formidable figure in Puerto Rican letters who wrote novels in both Spanish and English, and who was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1995 for the family epic “A House on the Lagoon,” which she translated herself from the original Spanish, died on Thursday at her home in San Juan, P.R. She was 77.
Her son Benigno Trigo said the cause had not been determined.
Ms. Ferré (pronounced fay-RAY) wrote about Puerto Rican identity, often in a historical context, often from a feminist perspective and often satirically. She depicted the mixture, that its people often express, of the exaggerated pride in the beauty and culture of the island and the exasperation with its patriarchal traditions and geographical and physical limitations.
She came from…
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