Severo Sarduy

Severo Sarduy (Camagüey, Cuba; February 25, 1937 - Paris; June 8, 1993) was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art.

Biography

Sarduy went to the equivalent of high school in Camagüey and in 1956 moved to Havana, where he began a study of medicine. With the triumph of the Cuban revolution he collaborated with the Diario libre and Lunes de revolución, pro-marxist papers. In 1960 he traveled to Paris to study at the Ecole du Louvre. There he was connected to the group of intellectuals who produced the magazine Tel Quel, particularly to philosopher Francois Wahl, with whom he was openly involved. Sarduy worked as a reader for Editions du Seuil and as editor and producer of the Radiotelevisión francesa. In 1972 his novel Cobra won him the Medici Prize. He was among the most brilliant essayists writing in Spanish and "a powerful baroque narrator, full of surprising resources."[1]. As a poet, he was considered one of the greatest of his time. He was also a more or less secret painter; a major retrospective of his work was held at the Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid after his death. He died due to complications from AIDS just after finishing his autobiographical work Los pájaros de la playa.

Works

  • Gestos. 1963. Novel.
  • De donde son los cantantes. 1967
  • Escrito sobre un cuerpo. 1969. Essays
  • Flamenco. 1970. Poems.
  • Mood Indigo. 1970. Poems.
  • La playa. 1971. Pieza radiofónica
  • La caída. 1971. Pieza radiofónica
  • Relato. 1971.. Pieza radiofónica
  • Los matadores de Hormigas. 1971. Pieza radiofónica
  • Flamenco. 1971. Poems
  • Mood Indigo. 1971. Poems
  • Cobra. 1972. Novel.
  • Barroco. 1974. Essays
  • Para la voz. 1977
  • Big Bang. 1974. Poems
  • Maitreya. 1978. Novel.
  • Daiquiri. 1980 . Poems
  • La simulación. 1982.Essay.
  • Colibrí. 1984. Novel.
  • Un testigo fugaz y disfrazado. 1985 Poems
  • El cristo de la Rue Jacob.1987. Essays
  • Nueva inestabilidad. 1987. Essays
  • Ensayos generales sobre el barroco. 1987. Essays
  • Cocuyo. 1990. Novel.
  • Pájaros de la playa . 1993. Published posthumously just one month after his death.
  • Obra Completa, Two volumes. 1999. Edited by Francois Wahl. Unesco. Paris.

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References

1. ^ Ruy Sánchez, Alberto. 'Severo Sarduy y el ritual del colibrí', in Cuatro escritores rituales. Conaculta, 2000. ISBN 970-18-7269-X
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