Photograph of Clorinda Matto Usandivaras de Turner.

Eugenio Courret1887

National Library of Peru

National Library of Peru
Lima, Peru

Clorinda Matto de Turner (Cusco, 1852-Buenos Aires, 1909), was an acclaimed writer, who belonged to the first generation of illustrious women in the history of Peru. She organized and was part of literary circles, wrote for weeklies and directed newspapers. Towards the end of the decade, she fled to Buenos Aires, where she promoted female and international intellectual networks through the press. In her later years, she researched and wrote about improving the female educational system. Among her works, "Tradiciones Cuzqueñas" and "Aves sin nido" stand out. She also published, sometimes under pseudonyms, a large number of newspaper articles, plays, novels, biographical essays, and travel commentaries, as well as textbooks to be used in girls' schools. She translated numerous texts from Spanish to Quechua.


  • Title: Photograph of Clorinda Matto Usandivaras de Turner.
  • Creator: Eugenio Courret
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Location Created: Lima, Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: 12cm. x 18cm.
  • Type: Photography
  • Medium: Glass Plate Photography

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