Mercedes Valdivieso

Mercedes Valdivieso was a Chilean writer and feminist known for her pioneering work in Latin American literature. She is best known for her novel 'La Brecha' (The Break), which is considered a landmark in feminist literature in the region.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. La Brecha

    "La Brecha" is a groundbreaking Chilean novel that delves into the life of a middle-class woman who, after years of conforming to traditional gender roles and a subservient position within her marriage, begins to question the societal norms that have long dictated her existence. As she becomes increasingly aware of the oppressive structures surrounding her, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and liberation. The novel explores themes of feminism, identity, and personal freedom, challenging the status quo of the time and advocating for the empowerment of women to break free from the constraints imposed by a patriarchal society.

    The 3481st Greatest Book of All Time