A tribute to César Vallejo
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César Vallejo (Peru, 1892) died in 1938. The Peruvian embassy in The Netherlands and the Instituto Cervantes commemorate the 80th anniversary of the writer’s death.
César Vallejo died in 1983 on Good Friday in Paris. The Peruvian embassy in the Netherlands and the Instituto Cervantes take the initiative to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the writer’s death. On that date it will also be a hundred years ago that he published his first poetry book called The Black Heralds. The interview will be supervised by Ina Salazar.
César Vallejo is the most important representative of the Avant-Garde in Peru and is seen as an important figure in Peruvian literature. He is undoubtedly one of the great figures of Spanish-American lyricism in the 20th century.
As Peruvian former politician Luis Alberto Sánchez says, his poetry is “one of the most representative, extraordinary and profound of the Spanish language”. It can be said that the work of César Vallejo during the development of poetry after the Modernismo was perhaps just as important as that of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda or the Mexican writer Octavio Paz.
Ina Salazar teaches Spanish-American Literature at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
The program is Spanish with a simultaneous translation in Dutch.