Person - Albornoz, Aurora de (1926-1990)

Albornoz, Aurora de (1926-1990)




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Fechas de existencia:

Luarca (Valdés, Asturias, España)  1926-01-22 - Madrid (España)  1990-06-06


Spanish poet, teacher and essayist. Her father was Manuel de Albornoz Carreras, member of a family with a long liberal tradition.

The outbreak of the Spanish Civil War was a great shock for her, which will be reflected years later in "Poemás para alcanzar un segundo" and "Por la primavera blanca". In 1941, she started to write her first poems: "La Primavera" and "Sinfonía azul".

On 4 September 1944, the family had to go into exile in San Juan de Puerto Rico, where his father worked for the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. In 1948, she obtained her bachelor in Spanish Literature and a year later she started working in the Sagrado Corazón school. She married Jorge Enjuto Bernal in 1950. From 1951 to 1954 she taught Spanish in the Universidad de San Juan, where she had graduated from.

In 1955, she obtained a grant which allowed her to move to Paris to carry out courses on comparative literature and French modern literature in the Université la Sorbonne. She then returned to Puerto Rico and graduated in máster of Arts with her work "Antonio Machado y el paisaje".

From 1958 to 1963 she supported the movement that defended the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States and Spanish as the official language.

In 1963, she returned to Paris to finish her doctoral thesis.

In 1965, she created in Madrid the talking shop "Plaza Mayor (Literatura y Diáologo)" and a year later she presented her doctoral thesis directed by Rafael Lapesa "La presencia de Unamuno en Antonio Machado".

In September 1966 she returned to the Universidad de Puerto Rico where she got the chair of Literature and was the director of the cultural activities.

In 1968, she settled in Madrid as Contemporary Literature teacher in the Universidad Autónoma. In 1969, she was part of the Lexicological Seminary of the Royal Spanish Academy. In the early 70s she taught at the Madrid branch of New York University as a professor of Hispanic American literature and as professor in charge of the Hispanic American literature course at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. In 1977, she participated in radio as a cultural advisor with José Hierro.

She also collaborated with publications such as "Asomante" and Puerto Rico's "Terra", publishing her first collections of poems. In her facet as an essayist, her most famous work was "Hacia la libertad creada", where she gathered contemporary literary works of exiled writers and those who lived in Spain but with a markedly anti-Francoist ideology. She was the director of the España Peregrina collection of the Molinos de Agua publishing house, where she gathered the creations of several exiled writers and created the basis for an introduction to the poetry of the Republican exile. She died in Madrid in the spring of 1990.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Poetas españoles


Lugar de Llegada:

Puerto Rico

Lugar de Residencia:

París (Francia)

Lugar de Residencia:

Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Luarca (Valdés, Asturias, España) in 1926-01-22

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1990-06-06





Aznar Soler, Manuel. García López, José Ramón. Diccionario biobibliográfico de los escritores, editoriales y revistas del exilio republicano de 1939. [Cubierta]. edición de Manuel Aznar Soler y José Ramón López García. Sevilla: Renacimiento. 2016. 4 v. (LIX, 538, 546, 547, 616). 978-84-16981-15-1.

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Biografía virtual:

Diccionario biográfico RAH

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España


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