Cernuda, Luis

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Name
Cernuda, Luis Gender: M
born on 21 September 1902 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Seville, Spain, 37n23, 5w59
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°22' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°51 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°53'



Portrait of Luis Cernuda 
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Luis Cernuda
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Biography

Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK to deliver some lectures and this became the start of an exile that lasted till the end of his life. He taught in the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge before moving in 1947 to the US. In the 1950s he moved to Mexico. While he continued to write poetry, he also published wide-ranging books of critical essays, covering French, English and German as well as Spanish literature. He was frank about his homosexuality at a time when this was problematic and became something of a role model for this in Spain. His collected poems were published under the title La realidad y el deseo.

He died 5 November 1963.

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Source Notes

Eduardo Castellanos quotes BC in La poética de Luis Cernuda

by Agustín Delgado

Ed. Nacional, Madrid, 1975


"el día venticuatro de septiembre de mil novecientos dos, ante el señor don Antonio Montells y Raya, Juez Municipal suplente del Distrito del Salvador de la misma; y don José Salazar y Huertas, Secretario, compareció don Bernardo Cernuda Bousa, natural de Maguabo, provincia de Puerto Rico, mayor de edad, de estado casado, profesión Comandante de Ingenieros, domiciliado en esta ciudad, calle Conde de Tójar, número seis, con objeto de que se inscriba en el Registro Civil un niño; y al efecto como padre del mismo, declaró: Que dicho niño nació en su domicilio el día veintiuno del corriente a las siete y media de la mañana. - Que es hijo legítimo del declarante y de su mujer Doña Amparo Bidón y Cuéllar, natural de esta Ciudad."



Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Poet