Damaso Alonso

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Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jan 25, 1990 (91)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jan 25, 1990 (91)

About

Spanish poet, critic, academic, and 1978 recipient of Spain's highest literary honor, the Premio Cervantes. His best-known works include Hijos de la ira (poetry) and Poesia de San Juan de la Cruz (literary criticism).

Before Fame

He studied philosophy, literature, and law in his younger years and later taught at several European universities.

Trivia

He grappled, in his later poems, with his agnosticism and his search for God and meaning.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Madrid, Spain.

Associated With

He was associated with the artistic and literary community at the Residencia de Estudiantes, where Salvador Dali also lived and created art.

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