Lezama Lima, José

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José Lezama Lima was born in Cuba in 1910, he studied law at the University of Havana and graduated in 1938. Poet, novelist and essayist, he had a solid foundation in the classics of the Spanish Golden Age and avidly studied the French Symbolists who influenced his first book of poems. Over the years his works have been studied by literary critics and have been translated into several languages. Lezama Lima has had a profound influence on Cuban and Latin American writers and his works still receive international recognition. He died in Havana in 1976.

From the description of José Lezama Lima Papers, 1961-1976. (University of Miami). WorldCat record id: 48224653

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referencedIn Gaztelu, Ángel 1914-2003. En memoria de José Lezama Lima [Manuscrito] : [poesía]: Cuando es la noche más callada y pura / y vibran de zafiros las esferas. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
referencedIn Victoria Ortiz Papers, 1942-1999 and undated (bulk 1960-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lezama Lima, José, 1910-1976. José Lezama Lima Papers, 1961-1976. University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library
referencedIn Bianco, José. José Bianco papers, 1928-1985. Princeton University Library
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Birth 1910-12-19

Death 1976-08-09


Spanish; Castilian


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