Altaír Tejeda de Tamez

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Altaír Tejeda de Tamez (Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; October 23, 1922) is a Mexican short story writer, poet, playwright and journalist.[1]

Biography[edit]

Altaír Tejeda Treviño was born on October 23, 1922 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Rafael Tejeda Puente and Elvira Treviño, both of them professors. She studied at the Leona Vicario elementary school, and made her secondary studies at the Normal and Preparatory School of Tamaulipas, finishing her studies at the Teacher's National School in Mexico City as Elementary School Professor.[2] She went on to study a master's degree in Spanish Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.[3] She got married to Santiago Tamez Anguiano with whom she had two children: Antonio and Jorge. She has been working in the education field as an elementary school teacher, and as Advanced Spanish, Literature and Literary and Composition Theory professor.[2] As a columnist she writes chronicles for the El Diario de Ciudad Victoria newspaper; some of them have been compiled in a book titled Buenos días, Victoria.

Works[edit]

Short story[edit]

  • El perro acomplejado (1958)
  • El cementerio de las palabras (1980)
  • Ochenta ventanas para asomarse al mundo (1983)
  • Crónicas y cuentos (1985)
  • Buenos días, Victoria (1987)
  • Estrategia (1989)
  • Variaciones para un tema de rosa (1993)
  • Los signos secretos (1997)
  • Antología de cuentos (2001)

Novel[edit]

  • Ménage à trois (1990)

Drama[edit]

  • Otoño muere en primavera (1959)
  • Yerbabuena y otras piezas (1983), comprising the following stories: Canasta, Buenos noches, soledad, Los fantasmas del espejo roto and Yerbabuena.
  • Los mutantes y otras piezas (1985)

Poetry[edit]

  • XXX Minutos, ensayo de poesía (1952)
  • Acroama (1961)
  • Fuensanta (1966)
  • Homenaje a "Saltillo 400" (1977)
  • Azares de amor y muerte (1979)
  • Palabras sencillas: antología poética (1980)

Essay[edit]

  • El péndulo: el mundo interior de Ramón López Velarde a través de su poesía y otros ensayos (1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eladio Cortes Dictionary of Mexican Literature 1992 - Page 655 Altaír Tejeda... She has published several important works, Acroama (1961), Palabras sencillas (Simple Words) (1975), Azares de Amor y Muerte (Love and Death Perils) (1979), and La Jaula de oro (The Gold Cage) (1986). Love in all its dimensions, ..."
  2. ^ a b "Altair Tejeda de Tamez," Departamento de Escuelas Secundarias Generales de Tamaulipas, March 7, 2007, accessed on January 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Coordinación Nacional de Literatura, "Tejeda de Tamez, Altair," Diccionario bibliográfico de escritores de México, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes: Mexico, D.F., accessed on January 30, 2008.