Vicente Aleixandre

Literary Birthday – 26 April – Vicente Aleixandre

Vicente Aleixandre was born 26 April 1898 and died 14 December 1984.


  1. Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.
  2. Hours of solitude, hours of creation, hours of meditation. Solitude and meditation gave me an awareness, a perspective which I have never lost: that of solidarity with the rest of mankind.
  3. Poetry must be human. If it is not human, it is not poetry.

Vicente Aleixandre was a Spanish poet who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. A member of the Generation of 1927, he was influenced by the Surrealist technique of poetic composition. He was known for his free verse that was apparent in his first major book, Destruction or Love (1935), which was awarded the National Prize for Literature. He was one of the greatest poets of Spanish literature alongside Cernuda and Lorca.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 25th April 2020