Presentation on theme: "Luis Cernuda Born in September 21, 1902 in Seville, Spain, Luis Cernuda was an early member of the Spanish poets of the so-called "Generation of 1927""— Presentation transcript:
Luis Cernuda Born in September 21, 1902 in Seville, Spain, Luis Cernuda was an early member of the Spanish poets of the so-called "Generation of 1927" which included Gabriel García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Vicente Aleixandre, Jorge Guillén and many others. He began writing poetry as a law student at the University of Madrid.
Luis Cernuda His first work, Perfil del aire, showed the influence of Pedro Salinas, who had helped him to get the book published, and Cernuda's contemporary Guillén. But it received only a lukewarm reception. But in his next, surrealist-influenced writings, "Un río, un amor" (1929) and "Los placeres prohibidos" (1931) (both collected in La realidad y el deso), he began to find his true voice, experimenting with incongruous word choices and chance-oriented methods of composition. Other works such as Donde habaite el olvido and Invocaciones continued his exploration of emotional and spiritual autobiographical material, which is at the center of his poems.
Luis Cernuda Cernuda's open homosexuality and his keen sense of isolation brought on, in part by the Spanish Civil War and his ensuing exile in Europe, the United States, and Mexico, which began just prior to the Republican defeat in 1939, focused his poetry on themes of homosexual love and a strong sense of metaphysical pessimism. Cernuda's major influences were clearly French, but his own concerns and his readings of English and German Romanticism also had a strong effect on his writing. Accordingly, his poetry often functions as a kind of dialectic, a dialogue between himself as sexual being and a poet of the mind against the background of mythological, historical, and personal associations. He died of a heart attack in Mexico City in 1963
EL Andaluz Sombra hecha de luz, que templando repele, es fuego con nieve el andaluz. Enigma al trasluz, pues va entre gente solo, es amor con odio el andaluz. Oh hermano mío, tú. Dios, que te crea, será quién comprenda al andaluz.
The Andalusian Shadow made of light, which tempering repels, is fire with snow the Andalusian. Enigma against the light, since he goes alone among people, is love with hate the Andalusian. Oh brother of mine, you. god, who creates you, will be who understands the Andalusian.