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Alfonsina Storni
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    (May 29, 1892-October 25, 1938)
    Raised in Rosario, Argentina
    Died in Mar del Plata, Argentina
    Works include 'La inquietad del rosal (1916)' and 'Mundo de siete pozos (1934)'
    Committed suicide at 46
    She was thought of as unattractive by the beauty standards of her time.
    She suffered depression.
    At 20, she had a son with a married man.
    She moved from her small town to the big city of Buenos Aires to save the reputation of her lover.
    She killed herself by walking into the ocean and drowning, 2 years prior to Virginia Woolf.
    Her father was an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune.
    She was a financially independent woman who supported her son as a college professor.
    Her poems and plays dealt with sexuality from a female viewpoint, which was scandalous during that era.
    She was diagnosed with breast cancer that spread to her throat despite treatment.
    According to her son, the cancer's malignancy proved the catalyst for his mother taking her own life.

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