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Luis Cernuda

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Date of birth

Sep 21, 1902

Date of death

Nov 5, 1963

" Poet. He belonged to the Generation of '27 and in the second half of the 20th century he became the favourite poet of Spanish youth."

He was born in Seville in 1902. He studied Law in his hometown, taught by Pedro Salinas, of whom he was a disciple and who guided his first steps as a poet. Thanks to his early works he had a close affinity with the Surrealist poets. This stage, which started with "Perfil del aire" (1927) and "Égloga, elegía, oda" (1928) culminated in "Un río, un amor" (1929) and "Los placeres prohibidos" (1931). The European Romantic tradition took root in his following volumes, with originality and mastery: "Donde habite el olvido" (1934), "Invocaciones" (1935). The titles that appeared after that, more than those already published, increased his complete works, called "La realidad y el deseo" (1936). He died in Mexico in 1963.

Essential works

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    Forbidden pleasures

    In this passionate collection of poems by Luis Cernuda, one of the foremost poets of the group known as the Generation of '27, surrealism is seen as a movement of personal liberation.

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  • Donde habite el olvido
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