José Lezama Lima

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Birthday
19, 1910
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Aug 9, 1976 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1910
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Aug 9, 1976 (65)

About

A Cuban author and poet, he is known for such poetic works as Muerte de Narciso and Enemigo Rumor. His 1966 novel, Paradiso, focuses on a young man's mysterious illness.

Before Fame

He grew up during the politically turbulent period of the Cuban Machado Dictatorship.

Trivia

His legacy was honored in the 1994 Cuban film, Strawberry and Chocolate.

Family Life

He was born on a Cuban military encampment to a father who was a colonel.

Associated With

He wrote a critical essay on the work of Arthur Rimbaud.