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Pedro Salinas

  • Pedro Salinas © EFE

    Pedro Salinas © EFE






Date of birth

Nov 27, 1891

Date of death


" Poet and essayist. Member of the Generation of '27, where he was best-known as a writer of love poems."

He was born in Madrid in 1891. Of a deeply intellectual and humanist nature, Salinas studied Law and Philosophy and Arts. In the 1920s, he worked closely with the magazine, Revista de Occidente. He was a director, together with Guillermo de Torre, on the Índice Literario magazine (1932-1936). He emigrated to the United States in 1936, where he taught at various universities, and, except for periods of teaching at the University of San Juan in Puerto Rico, lived until his death. He was a subjective poet, heir to Garcilaso de la Vega and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer's tradition of love poems, and love was the main theme running through his poetry, he qualified and recreated reality and objects. He died in Boston in 1951.

Essential works

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    My Voice Because of You

    This collection of poems reflects the expressive maturity of the poet Pedro Salinas after the dabblings of his early years, as well as his assimilation of both the avant-garde and the neo-romantic tenets.

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Other highlighted works

  • Razón de amor
  • Largo lamento
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