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Alicia Yanez Cossio

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Zaira Arreola

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Alicia Yanez Cossio

Growing up Alicia picked the farthest room from her house so it could be a place to think. She was very shy and introverted eventhough she had a big family. Her grandma told her mom to talk her into reading and writing since she had a vast imagination. It was a great choice because it came natural to her.
Alicia's Background and Life

Alicia Yanez Cossio
Passion for Writing
How Zaira Relates to Alicia Yanez Cossie
Alicia's Story
The IWM 1000

Favorite Part of the Story
Works Cited Page

Alicia Cossi
Alicia Yanez Cossio
was born in
Quito in 1929 .
Alicia Yanez Cossio was a writer.

Alicia Yanez Cossio created strong female characters in her stories. Her characters demonstrated that they can confront their own decisions and stand up for themselves

She also had her bumps in her road like economic probems.
Why did they start writing? What/who influenced them?
As a young girl, Alicia Yanez loved to make up stories about why and how things in life happen. In her stories she was able to exaggerate on all the details and make it creative as possible without any limits between fiction and reality. Her grandmother realized it was her passion to read and write so she told her mother to let her attend school. To become a writer, she was to read everything or anything. Her grandmother had always dreamed about having a daughter as a writer and knew that Alicia would be the one because she had the gene of talent from her ancestor Juan de Velasco. In her hand she had three lines; one for the heart and two for the head. Two for the head means that she will think faster than what she writes.
The IWM 1000 is a device that contains all human knowledge in the world
The data is very accurate
no need for schools or teachers
people depend on this machine to get smarter
used for fights and arguments
feel bad because the machine said that they need to change their lifestyle
Some people began to learn on their own and flew to Takandia
The natives of Takandia forgot about the visitors for a few minutes to fight over the discarded clothing

Why would they fight over the clothes?

The people came to Takandia to be away from machines like the IWM 1000.
causing conflicts at home
the natives got into a conflict over the clothes
This quote is forshadowing that the cycle is going to repeat.
Alicia is a poet, journalist, and a professor in literature.
Who she is!
Alicia published
Bruna, Soroche y los Tios
. She won the Premio Nacional in 1971 for this novel.
Two more Novels

Alicia also published two other novels which are
Yo vendo unos ojos negros
(1979) and
La Cofradia del mullo del vestido de la virgen Pipona
Two short stories
Alicia published two short stories called
Mas alla de la islas
(1980) and
El beso y otras fricciones
(1975) where her story “
The IWM 1000
” is included. These stories are her two famous short stories.
Alicia right now
Alicia is 84 years old and is right now still making soap operas and is ready to do some more.
Alicia is from Ecuador.
"Alicia Yánez Cossío." SpeedyLook Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2013.
"​Biografía." Alicia Yánez Cossío. VHJ, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2013.
Writing helped Alicia clear her mind. So she started to write poems and short stories. She attended a "
colegio de monjas
" where she participated in writing contests. She also focused more in writng because she wasn't good in arithmetics.
Correas, De Zapata, Celia. "IWM 1000." Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real. Houston, TX: Arte Publico, 1990. N. pag. Print.
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