Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo

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Name
Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo Gender: M
born on 15 July 1911 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Lima, Peru, 12s03, 77w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°05'



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Emilio Adolfo Westphalen

Biography

Peruvian surrealist poet, essayist and cultural promoter. He was married to the painter Judith Westphalen (1922-1976) with whom he had two daughters, Inés Westphalen and Silvia Ortiz. His poetry is brief, but key literature in Spanish. With affinities with the Surrealist movement, in collaboration with his friend, the poet and painter Peruvian César Moro made the first surrealist exhibition in Lima in 1935. Very close also to the renowned Indian writer Jose Maria Arguedas promoted their work through their journals. In addition to writing a couple of essays on his career, he dedicated one of his poems. He died in Lima on 17 August 2001.

The Nobel Prize for Literature Octavio Paz said of him. "Emilio Adolfo Westphalen is one of the most purely poets among poets who write in Spanish His poetry is not contaminated ideology or moral or theological. Poetry of poet and teacher, not a preacher or inquisitor. Poetry does not judge, but we are astonished and amazed. "

Link to Wikipedia biography (Spanish)

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Poet