Literature

Luis Cardoza y Aragón

(June 21, 1901 – September 4, 1992) He was a poet, essay writer and Guatemalan diplomat, undoubtedly one of the intellectuals most important from the XX Century in Guatemala. He was born in Antigua Guatemala, but spent most of his time at an estate, because of political exile, in Mexico, where he died. Because of his longevity and universal culture, his work is profuse and diverse, within which highlights the essay of artistic review and, of course, the poetry. About him, Nobel prize of literature, the Mexican Octavio Paz said: “"We heard Cardoza defend poetry, not as an activity in the service of the Revolution, but as the expression of perpetual human subversion. Cardoza was the bridge between the vanguard and the poets of my age. A connected bridge, not between two shores, but between two opposits."

“The poetry is the only actual proof of the existence of God”

Luis Cardoza y Aragón

  Some of his books are: * Luna Park (1923) * Maelstrom (1929) * La torre de Babel (1930) * Catálogo de pinturas (1934) * El sonámbulo (1937) * Mexican Art Today (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1943) * Apolo y Coatlicue, ensayos mexicanos de espina y flor (1944) * Pequeña sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo (1949) * Pintura mexicana contemporánea (1953) * Guatemala, Las líneas de su mano (1955) * Orozco (1959) * Quinta estación (1974), antología poética * El río: novelas de caballería (1986) * Miguel Ángel Asturias, casi novela (Miguel Ángel Asturias, almost a novel) (1991).