Juan Gelman

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Birthday
3, 1930
Birthplace
Argentina
DEATH DATE
Jan 14, 2014 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1930
Birthplace
Argentina
DEATH DATE
Jan 14, 2014 (83)

About

Argentine poet and 2007 recipient of the prestigious Cervantes Prize in Spanish literature. His numerous literary works include Mundar (poems), Escritos urgentes (prose), and Conversaciones con Juan Gelman (literary criticism).

Before Fame

He grew up in Buenos Aires as one of three sons born to Ukrainian revolutionary Jose Gelman.

Trivia

He worked for the United Nations as a translator.

Family Life

After living in Europe for years, he settled in Mexico with his psychologist wife Mara La Madrid.

Associated With

At the age of eight, he read the work of Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky.