Elena Garro

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Elena Garro

Elena Garro (December 11, 1916 – August 22, 1998) was a Mexican writer.


Elena Garro was born to a Spanish father and a Mexican mother. She spent her childhood in Mexico City but moved to Iguala, Guerrero, during the Cristero War. She studied literature, choreography and theater in the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, where she was an active member of Julio Bracho's theatre group. She married Octavio Paz in 1937 and began a career in literature and theater. Garro's work involved fiction involved political and social causes related to life in Mexico. Her citizenship status and focus on Indian rights was controversial in Mexico. After her divoce from Paz in 1959, Garro spent time in seclusion between Madrid and Paris in Europe until moving back to Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ Cortes and Barrea-Marlys. Encyclopedia of Latin American Theatre. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. 2003. pp:301.Print