Biography of Leopoldo Alas (1962-VVVV)

Poet, Narrator and Spanish essayist, born in Arnedo (La Rioja) in 1962. Belonging to a family of accused literary career (great-grandson of Leopoldo Alas Clarin, author of La Regenta is), showed a marked humanistic inclination led him to pursue higher studies in Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid since his youth. Assiduous collaborator in numerous literary publications and some of the country's most widespread Rotary, its criticism and opinion articles have been among the pages of Diario 16 and the world of the 21st century.

Within the field of poetic creation, has published some collections of verses met with praise by critics and readers, as the boxes (Zaragoza: Oliphant, 1988), condition and time (Madrid: Agencia Española de Propiedad Intelectual, 1992) and the possession of fear (Valencia: pre-Textos, 1996). The specialist press has argued that his poetic work "brought a new way of recreating the personal experience, transgressor with the classical models, defender of an attentive aesthetic, alike, to promote the sensationalism of its resources and to underline the commitment and the testimonial value of the word" (Pilar Castro, in "El Cultural" literary supplement of the newspaper the world of the 21st century31 January - 6 February 2001).

Among the rest of their print production include the novel entitled embarrassment (Barcelona: Versal, 1991); miscellaneous works entire Africa playing the tan-tan (Madrid: Altalena publishers, 1981), the orgy of cults (Madrid: Temas de Hoy, 1989) and the street (Madrid: Temas de Hoy, 1994); and the critical study entitled Juan Ruiz (Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1985). As a translator, Leopoldo Alas has collaborated in the transfer into Spanish if I were fire (San Lorenzo de El Escorial [Madrid]: editions of the discrete/Department of Italian Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid, 2000), a selection of sonnets by the poet Cecco Angiolieritemples (ca. 1260-ca. 1312), directed by Juan Varela-Portas de Orduña.

In addition, Rioja writer has published between 1987 and 1990 eight deliveries of the poetic series signs: signs 1 (Madrid: Ediciones El Observatory, 1987); Signs 2 (Madrid: Ediciones Observatory, 1988); Signs 3 (Madrid: Ediciones Observatory, 1988); Signs 4 (Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias, 1988); Signs 5-6 (Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias, 1988); Signs 7 (Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias, 1988); Signs 8 (Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias-Prodhufi, 1990); and signs 9-10 (Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias-Prodhufi, 1990).

At the beginning of the 21st century, Leopoldo Alas has given to press his second extensive narration, presented under the title of the strange case of Gaspar Ganijosa (Barcelona: Seix Barral, 2001). It's a crazy modern fable in which the protagonist, a withdrawn and solitary teacher whose homosexual inclination has made him into an introspective and being disillusioned, experience, following the reading of a few verses of the Cuban poet José Lezama Lima, a violent and disproportionate physical mutation in his virile member, which in turn throws an unchaste sexual activityfrenetic and unpredictable consequences.