Nobel Prize in Literature-1977
in its citation stated that the prize was given for
"a creative poetic writing which
illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society,
at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of
Spanish poetry between the wars "
Born: 26/04/1898 in Seville, Spain
Died: 14/12/1984 in Madrid, Spain
Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo was a "Generation of
1927" poet belonging to a typical literary group who drew inspiration
from 16th and 17th Century Spanish literature.
His early poems were free verses, highly surrealistic and melancholic.
He also used extensive symbolism while describing nature.
He studied in University of Madrid. Soon Spain plunged into Civil War
and Vicente could neither fight nor flee as he was chronically ill.
After the war, General Franco denigrated him and he was debarred from
publishing any of his works for five years even though he had received
the highest literary award of Spain before the onset of the Civil War.
In 1974, his name was recommended for the Nobel Prize but possibly
political compulsions prevented his selection then.
Espados como Labios -- Swords as Lips(1939), --
Destruction of Love(1933), --
Passion of Earth(1935),
Sombra del paraiso-- Shadow of Paradise (1944) ,Historia
del corazon --
Story of the Heart (1954), -
Dialogues of Insight
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