Rafael Alberti


Born
in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
December 16, 1902

Died
October 28, 1999

Genre

Influences


Rafael Alberti Merello (December 16, 1902 - October 28, 1999) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. Alberti published his first books of poetry towards the end of the 1920s: Marinero en tierra ('Sailor on Dry Land', 1925), La Amante ('The Mistress', 1926) and El alba del alhelí ('The Dawn of the Wallflower', 1927). This early work fell broadly into the Cancionero tradition, though from a markedly avant-garde perspective.

After falling in with the other members of the Generation of '27, Alberti began to show the profound influence of Luis de Góngora on his work, most obviously in Cal y canto ('Quicklime and Plainsong', 1929). It was, however, the introspective surrealism of Sobre los ángeles ('Concerning the Angels', 1929), w
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Marinero en tierra

3.64 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1925 — 14 editions
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Concerning the Angels

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4.02 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1928 — 10 editions
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Sobre los ángeles; Yo era u...

3.83 avg rating — 69 ratings
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La arboleda perdida

4.06 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1975 — 13 editions
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Antología poética

4.09 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1942 — 15 editions
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Marinero en tierra. La aman...

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Vivir poco y llorando

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Noche de guerra en el Museo...

3.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Marinero en tierra / Sobre ...

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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The Owl's Insomnia

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“أصغوا إليّ

لم أكن أعرف أن الأبواب تغيّر موضعها،
و الأرواح بإمكانها أن تخجل من أجسادها،
والضوء يحمل الموت في نهاية النفق”
Rafael Alberti, Concerning the Angels

“NOTICIARIO DE UN COLEGIAL MELANCÓLICO
NOMINATIVO: la nieve
GENITIVO: de la nieve
DATIVO: a o para la nieve
ACUSATIVO: a la nieve
VOCATIVO: ¡oh la nieve!
ABLATIVO: con la nieve
de la nieve
en la nieve
por la nieve
sin la nieve
sobre la nieve
tras la nieve
La luna tras la nieve
Y estos pronombres personales extraviados por el río
y esta conjugación tristísima perdida entre los árboles
BUSTER KEATON”
Rafael Alberti, Sobre los ángeles; Yo era un tonto y lo que he visto me ha hecho dos tontos

“أحدٌ ما خلفك، وراء ظهركِ
أحدٌ يغمضُ عينيك بالكلمات”
Rafael Alberti, Concerning the Angels