Xavier Villaurrutia

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Birthday
27, 1903
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Dec 31, 1950 (47)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1903
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Dec 31, 1950 (47)

About

Mexican playwright and poet who was best known for his 1953 compilation Poesia y teatro completos.

Before Fame

He was awarded a scholarship to study theater at Yale University.

Trivia

His career was marked, as it progressed, by an obsession with the theme of death, as evidenced in his 1941 play Invitacion a la muerte (Invitation to the Death).

Family Life

He was born to a family in Mexico City at the turn of the century.

Associated With

He taught Octavio Paz and was a major literary influence upon the young poet.

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