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Influencers, activistas y los derechos de las mujeres, critical edition

Una publicación de El divorcio en España

Voices from the debate on women's rights in early-twentieth-century Spain

The newspaper columnist Carmen de Burgos Seguí caused a sensation in 1903 when she called for a public discussion on divorce, then illegal in Spain. The fierce debate that ensued among Spain's leading thinkers—politicians, academics, feminists, journalists, and others—is collected in El divorcio en España. This milestone volume ultimately contributed to Spain's legalizing divorce in the 1930s—a victory for women's rights that was subsequently rolled back by the Franco dictatorship and not regained for over fifty years. The opinions showcased here illuminate the uniqueness of feminism in early-twentieth-century Spain: because ideas about marriage and the role of women in society were anchored in Catholic teachings, feminist arguments focused on rights to education, divorce, and employment instead of on suffrage.

This volume contains discussion of Ricardo Beltrán y Rózpide's Los pueblos hispanoamericanos en el siglo XX (The Hispano-American Peoples of the Twentieth Century); Jacinto Benavente y Martínez's Sacrificios (Sacrifices); Emile Bougaud's Histoire de Sainte Monique (Life of Saint Monica); Eugène Brieux's Les avariés (Damaged Lives) and Le berceau (The Cradle); Alfred Capus and Emmanuel Arène's L'adversaire (The Adversary); Gabriele D'Annunzio's The Dead City; Joseph Delboeuf's La matière brute et la matière vivant: Étude sur l'origine de la vie et de la mort (Raw Matter and Living Matter: A Study on the Origin of Life and Death); Dionisio Díez Enríquez's Derecho positivo de la mujer (Positive Rights of Women); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Elective Affinities; D. Teodoro Guerrero's Pleito del matrimonio (Trial of Marriage); Paul Hervieu's Le dédale; Henrik Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken; Krausism, Life of the Reverend Mother Du Rousier, Founder of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Chile; Maurice Maeterlinck's Aglavaine and Selysette; Max Nordau's The Conventional Lies of Our Civilization; Sully Prudhomme; Arthur Schopenhauer; and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.

About the Authors

Carmen de Burgos Seguí, also known as Colombine (1867–1932), was a key figure in Spanish feminist thought and activism at the beginning of the twentieth century. She was a teacher, translator, editor, novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Her work includes feminist treatises, travelogues, and editorials on issues such as prison reform, maternal and infant mortality rates, and divorce.

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