Biography of Ángel Miguel Queremel (1900-1939)

Poet and Narrator Venezuelan, born in choir (in the State of Falcon) in 1939, and died in Caracas in 1939. Despite its brief existence, it played an important role in the evolution of the poetry of his country, to introduce the main aesthetic innovations coming from Europe.

Encouraged since his early youth by a marked inclination towards the cultivation of poetry, a few years fixed his residence in the capital of Spain, where he/she came into contact with leading figures of the avant-garde movements that began to flourish around 1920, at the time that was influenced by the best Spanish lyric tradition of all time. Fruit of this symbiosis between tradition and modernity was his collection of poems entitled flowery mud (1924), which followed, published also in Madrid, other volumes of verses as a career (1927) and table (1928).

Back in Venezuela, Ángel Miguel Queremel began to exert a significant influence among the young poets of the country, which placed abreast of the modern poetic trends existing in Europe. Towards the middle of the Decade of the 1930s, the poet's choir joined concerns aesthetic and intellectual of the fellow's literary career to give rise to the Foundation of the group Friday, in whose main organ of expression (the eponymous magazine) the representatives of the various trends of world poetry had place. Among the components of this literary group, in addition to Ángel Miguel Queremel, stood some authors such as Pascual Venegas Filardo (1911), Luis Fernando Álvarez (1900-1952), José Ramón Heredia (1900-1987), Pablo Rojas Guardia (1909-1978), Otto's single (1912-1975), and Vicente Gerbasi (1913-1993).

In addition to the works published on Spanish soil, the rest of the printed literary production of Ángel Miguel Queremel is completed with the collections of poems titled the Trapeze of the images (1929) and Holy and Seine (1938), to which must be added a collection of her short stories published under the title of the man of another party and other stories (1926).

See Venezuela: literature.

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