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Blanca Andreu (born 1959 in La Coruña) is a Spanish poet.

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Life

She grew up in Orihuela, where her family still resides, and attended El Colegio de Jesus-Maria de San Agustin, followed by studies in philology in Murcia. At age 20, she moved to Madrid without formally completing her education. Here, she met Francisco Umbral, who introduced her to the literati of the city.

In 1980, she was awarded the Premio Adonáis de Poesía for her work entitled De una niña de provincias que se vino a vivir en un Chagall. Her use of surrealism is considered the beginning of the Post-Modern Generation. Her later work have tried to shy away from the surrealist tendencies of her early pieces.

In 1985, she married novelist Juan Benet. After he died in 1993, she returned to La Coruña where she now lives a semi-reclusive life.

Works

  • De una niña de provincias que se vino a vivir en un Chagall (1980)
  • Báculo de Babel (1982)
  • Capitán Elphistone (1988)
  • El sueño oscuro (1994)
  • La tierra transparente (2002)

Awards

  • 1980: Premio Adonáis de Poesía
  • 1981: Premio de Cuentos Gabriel Miró
  • 1982: Premio Mundial de Poesía Mística, Fernando Rielo
  • 1982: Premio Ícaro de Literatura
  • 2001: Premio Internacional de Poesía Laureà Mela

References


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