Biography of Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín (1938-VVVV)

Spanish writer, born in Ourense (Galicia) on September 7, 1938.

He studied high school in Pontevedra. Graduated in philosophy and letters, specializing in literature, by the Complutense University of Madrid, and more late was Professor of Spanish language and literature at the Instituto Santa Irene in Vigo (Pontevedra). Méndez Ferrín co-founded along with other writers of "Group Brais Pinto". Union was also the founder in the 1960s of the political party do Pobo Galego (UPG), which was subsequently expelled. Once section of this organization, was incorporated to the Galician of the proletarian party and the National Liberation Organization Galicia Ceibe.

The publication in 1976 of his best-known poems, Pólvora e magnolias, with which he/she won the Critics Award in 1977, produced an inflection in the poetry in Galician and to Méndez Ferrín became the benchmark for all a poetry renewal in terms of formal and thematic elements; in the same year was published another seminal work for Galician Literature: Mesteres, Arcadio-López Casanova.

In 1983 he/she was awarded the Premio Álvaro Cunqueiro, granted by the Xunta de Galicia, who refused to pick up for political reasons. In 1984 he/she made a critical study entitled from Pondal to Novoneyra; in 1985, he/she published a book for children entitled Arnoia, Arnoia, and two years later, he/she received the Premio Pedron d'ouro, granted by the Board of Trustees of the same name. In 1987, he/she edited Emerald Bretanya (Britain, Emerald), work that was candidate to the national narrative Prize in 1988.

Militant of the Galician Popular Front (FPG), from January 1990 intervened actively in the campaign request for recognition of the right of self-determination of the Galician people organized by the FPG and which envisaged a debate with nationalist forces represented in the Galician camera. He/She was awarded, on April 4, 1992, the critics prize of narrative in Galician language, for his work Arraianos, which contains ten short stories written in a very varied language record. It is also in possession of the Celanova-House poets Prize, annually awarded Board Curros Enríquez.

In 1999 appeared a volume of 18 stories under the title of cold Hortensia and other stories, where mixed imaginary scenarios and indeterminate period, with other more realistic. Their stories come from the world of stripe, border space between Galicia and Portugal, inhabited by creatures mysterious and primitive, social people who inhabit a mythical space generator of multiple conflicts.

In 2006, after eleven years without publishing poetry, it hit bookstores against Maquieiro, where Méndez Ferrín lashes out against capitalism, symbolized by the maquieiros, Millers who charged the maquila, i.e. the proportional part of the grain. In the words of the author, against Maquieiro is "a farewell to an era and a time".

In addition to those already mentioned, Méndez Ferrín poetic works include: Voce na névoa (1957), O crepúsculo e as formigas (1966), or end d' a song (1972), Sirventes pola destruction of Occitania (1975) and poetry enteira de Heriberto Bens (1980), which collected all his poems appeared in pamphlets magazines under the pseudonym Heriberto Bens. His prose works include the novels and stories: Percival and other stories (1958), Arrabaldo do norte (1964), return to Tagen Ata (1971), ellipsis and other shadows (1974) Anton e you innocent (1976), Cronique of us (1980), Amor de Artur (1982), Arrainos (1994) and strain (1994).