Lucila Gamero de Medina

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Lucila Gamero de la Medina
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Born (1873-06-12)June 12, 1873
Danlí, Honduras
Died January 23, 1964(1964-01-23) (aged 90)
Nationality Honduran
Occupation Writer
Known for Romantic novels

Lucila Gamero de Medina (June 12, 1873-January 23, 1964) was an important Honduran romantic novelist. She was one of the first women in Honduras to produce literary work. Born in Danlí in Honduras she lived for many years in Mexico, a country in which she published most of her work. The critic and writer Luis Marín Otero called her "the grand dame of Honduran letters".

Her literary output was a shining example of the late-Romantic period of the Latin-American novel. Love and family, are the major issues that occupy most of her narratives. Her best-known novel is Blanca Olmedo which while a love story it illustrates a direct criticism of the church and establishment in Honduras at the time, something unprecedented especially from a woman. It is considered to be one of the most important novels in Honduran literature in the early twentieth century.[1]

Her novels are a staple part of the literature curriculum in high schools and universities in Honduras. She wrote her autobiography in 1949.

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  1. ^ Funes, José Antonio. "Libros clave de la narrativa hondureña (I):Blanca Olmedo" (in Spanish). Instituto Cervantes. Retrieved April 13, 2009. 

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