By Rosario Ferré
Title note: unique identify Memoria, 2011 by way of Universidad Vercruzana
Memoir is Rosario Ferré's account of her lifestyles either as a author and as a member of a relatives on the middle of the industrial and political background of Puerto Rico in the course of the American Century, 100 years of territorial "non-incorporation" into the U.S..
The autobiography tells the tale of Ferré's transformation from the daughter of a privileged kinfolk right into a celebrated novelist, poet, and essayist interested by the welfare of Puerto Ricans, and with the problems of being a lady in Puerto Rican society. it's a photograph of twentieth-century Puerto Rico during the lens of a author profoundly conscious of her social place. it's a photograph taken from the point of view of a prepared observer of the neighborhood background of the island, and of the background of the U.S..
Included are many images that attach Ferré's existence with the tale of her writing occupation.
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This business was enormously productive. He changed the name of the mill to Igualdad. The Ramírez de Arellano family came from the village of Arellano, near the city of Estela in Old Castile. In the 1970s I traveled to Castile to find the family home. It had the family crest, three rivers of silver on a field of blue, chiseled above the entrance to the garden as well as a tower made of stone in one of the corners of the house. Supposedly the tower was built for a sentry during the war against the Moors.
The documents and the order for Estéfano’s incarceration are stored in Ponce’s city hall. Estéfano Bártoli served seven years in prison. No one really knows the truth of what happened, and the secret remained with the family. Rosario Ferré 35 Estéfano died in 1904. He is buried in the cemetery of the town of Yauco, in the pantheon of don Domingo Mariani. Estéfano Bártoli had five children: Alfonsa, Estéfana, Josefa (my grandmother whom they called Pepé), María, Pompeyo, and a second son who died of epilepsy and whose name I do not remember.
It was a large house with two floors, but everyone lived on the second floor. When friends and relatives visited the house, they climbed up to the second floor and did not need to go back down until they were ready to leave. For thirty-five years the family spent Christmas Eve in Guanajibo. At that time we were a clan of sixty plus people. But Guanajibo had room enough so that family members could spend that night in the house. We celebrated the occasion with a grand banquet similar to the one described by Ingmar Bergman in Fanny and Alexander, a film that profoundly affected me.
Memoir by Rosario Ferré