By Rosario Ferré
Title note: unique name Memoria, 2011 through Universidad Vercruzana
Memoir is Rosario Ferré's account of her existence either as a author and as a member of a kinfolk on the middle of the industrial and political historical past of Puerto Rico in the course of the American Century, 100 years of territorial "non-incorporation" into the us.
The autobiography tells the tale of Ferré's transformation from the daughter of a privileged family members right into a celebrated novelist, poet, and essayist eager about the welfare of Puerto Ricans, and with the problems of being a girl in Puerto Rican society. it's a photo of twentieth-century Puerto Rico in the course of 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 heritage of the island, and of the heritage of the us.
Included are many images that attach Ferré's existence with the tale of her writing profession.
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To be with her during those moments was a great consolation for me. Father lost the 1972 election despite all of the social good his government did during his four years in office. He surrounded himself with people who were not good enough to govern cleanly, and the scandals that took place hurt his image. Father was very naïve even with his dazzling intelligence. And he was a bad judge of character. Shortly after the victory my brother and I realized this but Father did not allow anyone from the family to help him.
Those parties were closer in spirit to the novels of Pierre Loti than to the social and economic reality of Ponce. The economic situation worsened the violence on the Island during the 1940s. Many people would leave their homes armed with weapons, in an effort to protect themselves from the unemployed wandering the streets. In those days the police rounded up people in search of a murderer known as Correa Cotto who had escaped from jail. They caught him, but only after he set fire to the cane field next to our house in La Alhambra.
Both were run by my brother Antonio Luis Ferré. Thanks to him the family was able to overcome the crisis in Puerto Rico. Maule in Florida, run by my uncle Joe, was gone with the wind. Rosario Ferré 31 MAternal Grandparents Alfredo Ramírez de Arrellano, Papipo, was born in 1883 on the Manantiales de Guánica estate. His mother, Lorencita Rosell, died of typhus when she was 18 years old. His father, Ubaldino Ramírez de Arrellano, married again. Lorencita was the daughter of a colonel in the Spanish army whose portrait hung in the dining room of the Guanajibo house.