Miguel Hernández


Born
in Orihuela, Spain
October 30, 1910

Died
March 28, 1942

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Miguel Hernández, born in Orihuela (Alicante Province), was a leading 20th century Spanish poet and playwright.

Hernández was born to a poor family and received little formal education; he published his first book of poetry at 23, and gained considerable fame before his death. He spent his childhood as a goatherd and farmhand, and was, for the most part, self-taught, although he did receive basic education from state schools and the Jesuits. He was introduced to literature by friend Ramon Sijé. As a youth, Hernández greatly admired the Spanish Baroque lyric poet Luis de Góngora, who was an influence in his early works. Like many Spanish poets of his era, he was deeply influenced by European vanguard movements, notably by Surrealism. Though H
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More books by Miguel Hernández…
“i sink my life into your mouth,
i hear the murmurs of space,
and infinity seems
to have emptied itself over me”
Miguel Hernandez

“kisses will blossom on the pillows,
and sheets will rise over bodies
entangled like vines
nocturnal and perfumed.”
Miguel Hernández

“Varios tragos es la vida
y un solo trago es la muerte.
(del poema "Sentado sobre los muertos")”
Miguel Hernández

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