|Birthname||Alejandro María Sawa Martínez|
|born on||15 March 1862 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )|
|Place||Seville, Spain, 37n23, 5w59|
|Timezone||LMT m5w59 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°30' 12°42 Asc. 24°14'|
Spanish bohemian novelist, poet, and journalist.
His father was an importer of wine and sundries. After a brief flirtation with the priesthood and a stint at the seminary of Málaga, he underwent a sudden conversion to vehement anticlericalism and thereafter studied law in Granada. He arrived in Madrid in 1885, "absurd, brilliant, and starving" (Valle-Inclán, Bohemian Lights). There he led an impoverished, marginal existence.
Sawa's personality was an inspiration to the novelists of the Generation of '98, notably Pío Baroja in The Tree of Knowledge and Valle-Inclán in Bohemian Lights. Max Estrella, the protagonist of the latter, was largely inspired by Sawa, who, though outwardly uncultivated, possessed a forceful personality and a style redolent of Hugo and Verlaine, men whom he would claim as his personal friends, along with Alphonse Daudet, Rubén Darío and Manuel Machado.
- associate relationship with Baroja, Pío (born 28 December 1872)
- associate relationship with Dario, Ruben (born 10 January 1867)
- associate relationship with Daudet, Alphonse (born 13 May 1840)
- associate relationship with Machado, Manuel (born 29 August 1874)
- associate relationship with Valle-Inclan, Ramon (born 28 October 1866)
Eduardo Castellanos quotes birth certificate
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet