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José Lezama Lima

Biography

José Lezama Lima was born in Campamento de Columbia (on the outskirts of Havana) in 1912. As a student he demonstrated against Machado. After studying law, he turned to literature and remained a major influence on Cuban letters till his death in 1976. He edited Verbum and Origenes, two highly influential Cuban magazines. He has produced a wide body of often difficult, hermetic and erotic poetry but is best known, particularly outside Cuba, for his novel Paradiso (Paradiso).

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Bibliography

1937 Muerte de Narciso (poetry)
1938 Coloquio con Juan Ramón Jiménez
1941 Enemigo rumor (poetry)
1945 Aventuras sigilosas (poetry)
1949 La Fijeza (poetry)
1950 Arístides Fernández (essays)
1953 Analecta del reloj (essays)
1957 La expresión americana (essays)
1958 Tratados en La Habaña (essays)
1960 Dador (poetry)
1966 Paradiso (Paradiso) (novel)
1968 Los grandes todos (selections)
1968 Lezama Lima (selections)
1969 La expresión Americana (essays)
1970 La cantidad hechizada (essays)
1970 Las imágenes posibles (essays)
1970 Poesía Completa (poetry)
1971 Introducción a los vasos órficos (poetry)
1971 Las eras imaginarias (essays)
1975 Obras completas
1976 Esferaimagén (essays)
1976 Relatos (stories)
1977 Fragmentos a su imán (poetry)
1977 Oppiano Licario (unfinished novel)
1977 Cangrejos y golondrinas (essays)
1978 Fragmentos a su imán (poetry)
1981 Imagen y posibilidad (essays)
1981 El reino de la imagen (selections)
1982 Juego de las decapitaciones (stories)
1986 Breve antología (poetry)
1987 Cuentos (stories)
1988 Confluencias : selección de ensayos (essays)
1988 Muerte de Narciso : antología poética (poetry)
1989 La dignidad de la poesía (essays)
1991 La Habana (essays)
1992 Poesía (poetry)
1993 Combinatorias hispánica (essays)
1993 Los enigmas permanentes (essays)
1993 Fascinación de la memoria : textos inéditos (essays)
1994 Diarios: 1939-49/1956-58
1994 La visualidad infinita (essays)
1996 La materia artizada : críticas de arte (essays)
1997 Ensayos latinoamericanos (essays)
1998 La Habana caleidoscópica (essays)