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Cintio Vitier

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Cintio Vitier September 25, 1921 – October 1, 2009 was a Cuban poet, essayist, and novelist Upon winning the Juan Rulfo Prize, the award jury called him "one of the most important writers of his generation"

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Family and later life
  • 4 Works in English
  • 5 References

Early life

Cintio Vitier was born to Medardo and María Cristina Bolaños Vitier on September 25, 1921, in Key West, Florida, United States, but had Cuban nationality Vitier attended a school started by his father in Matanzas, Cuba He said that the school's library inspired his early literary inspiration At fifteen, Vitier moved with his family to Havana and attended La Luz, a private school, and later a public secondary school In 1947, he graduated as an attorney from the University of Havana

Vitier founded the journal Luz, allowing him to publish his work At 17, he published Poemas, a book of his poetry Poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, who was in exile at the time, wrote the introduction and chose the poems

Career

Vitier began as a writer of hermetic poetry Other themes in his poetry included the nature of poetry, the function of memory, and the role of language in the creative process After Fidel Castro's revolution, critics said that Vitier captured the spirit of the revolution without resorting to propaganda

Vitier helped start the Cuban poetry magazine Origenes Among his works are the books of poetry: Extrañeza de estar "The wonder of being", 1944; Vísperas "Vespers", 1953; Canto llano "Plain song", 1956; Testimonios 1968, an anthology of his works from 1953 to 1968; La Fecha al Pie 1981, covering his works from 1969 to 1975; Antología Poética 1981; and Poemas de Mayo a Junio 1990

The most prominent of his works on Cuban poetry are Cincuenta años de poesía cubana, 1902–1952 "Fifty years of Cuban poetry, 1902–1952", Lo cubano en la poesía "The Cuban element in poetry", 1958, as well as the novel Peña Pobre

Vitier won the National Prize for Literature 1988, the Order of José Marti awarded by the Cuban Council of State, the Juan Rulfo Prize 2002, and the medal of the Cuban Academy of Sciences He also received the title of Official of Arts and Letters of France

Family and later life

Vitier's son is Sergio Vitier one of the most important composers in Latin America and Jose Maria Vitier a well-known composer

To celebrate his last birthday, a bibliographic exhibition was opened at the Cuban National Library

Vitier died on October 1, 2009, at the age of 88 in Havana He had made an appearance the week before with his wife, poet Fina García Marruz His death was first reported by local television stations without additional details Fidel and Raul Castro sent floral wreaths dedicated to Vitier

Works in English

In June 2013, José Martí, Cuban Apostle: A Dialogue, was published by IB Tauris of London In the book, Vitier and Japanese writer Daisaku Ikeda explore the life, work and influence of José Martí 1853-1895 the Cuban independence hero, and discuss the nature of sacrifice for the sake of a great cause Vitier and Ikeda met in Havana and in Tokyo, Japan, and their dialogue was initially serialized in Ushio, a Japanese literary magazine, between June 1999 and April 2000 The Japanese edition of their discussions was compiled and published as a book in August 2001, and Diálogo sobre José Martí, el Apóstol de Cuba, the Spanish edition, was published in Cuba in October 2001 and in the Dominican Republic in May 2002

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cuban Intellectual Cintio Vitier Passes Away at 88" Latin American Herald Tribune October 3, 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-03 
  2. ^ a b c "Cuban poet Cintio Vitier dead at 88" Agence France-Presse October 2, 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-03 
  3. ^ a b "Cuban Cintio Vitier wins Juan Rulfo Prize" Guadalajara, Mexico: The Associated Press July 8, 2002 Retrieved 2009-10-04 
  4. ^ a b Holmes, Daryl Y, Guide to Literary Masters and Their Works subscription required, Great Neck Publishing 
  5. ^ a b "Cintio Vitier Cuban writer" Encyclopædia Britannica 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-03 
  6. ^ Albert James Arnold, J Michael Dash, Julio Rodríguez-Luis 1994 A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Hispanic and francophone regions John Benjamins Publishing Company p 223 ISBN 978-90-272-3442-1 Retrieved 2009-10-04 
  7. ^ "Renowned Intellectual Cintio Vitier Passes away in Havana" Cuban News Agency Retrieved 2009-10-04 
  8. ^ "Raul, Fidel Castro Send Floral Wreaths to Cintio Vitier" Escambray October 2, 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-27 
  9. ^ "Yong, Vitier Dialogues" wwwdaisakuikedaorg October 27, 2013 Retrieved 2016-02-02 

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