Sawa, Alejandro

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Sawa, Alejandro Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°30' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°42 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 24°14'

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Alejandro Sawa
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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.

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  • associate relationship with Baroja, Pío (born 28 December 1872)
  • associate relationship with Dario, Ruben (born 10 January 1867)


Source Notes

Eduardo Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet