Blanca Andreu

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Blanca Andreu
Born4 August 1959 Edit this on Wikidata (age 59)
A Coruña Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPoet edit this on wikidata

Blanca Andreu (born 1959 A Coruña) is a Spanish poet.


She grew up in Orihuela, where her family still resides, and attended El Colegio de Jesus-Maria de San Agustin, followed by studies in philology in Murcia. At age 20, she moved to Madrid without formally completing her education. Here, she met Francisco Umbral, who introduced her to the literati of the city.[1]

In 1980, she was awarded the Premio Adonáis de Poesía for her work entitled, De una niña de provincias que se vino a vivir en un Chagall. Her use of surrealism is considered the beginning of the Post-Modern Generation. Her later work have tried to shy away from the surrealist tendencies of her early pieces.[2]

In 1985, she married novelist Juan Benet. After he died in 1993, she returned to her early life hometown sides Alicante and La Coruña where she now lives an ordinarylife.


  • 1980: Premio Adonáis de Poesía
  • 1981: Premio de Cuentos Gabriel Miró
  • 1982: Premio Mundial de Poesía Mística, Fernando Rielo
  • 1982: Premio Ícaro de Literatura
  • 2001: Premio Internacional de Poesía Laureà Mela


  • De una niña de provincias que se vino a vivir en un Chagall (1980)
  • Báculo de Babel (1982)
  • Capitán Elphistone (1988)
  • El sueño oscuro (1994)
  • La tierra transparente (2002)

Critical studies[edit]

  • "Blanca Andreu: Recovering the Lost Language", Sylvia Sherno, Hispania, Vol. 77, No. 3 (Sep., 1994), pp. 384-393
  • "Between Water and Fire: Blanca Andreu's Dream Landscapes", Sylvia Sherno, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Año 47, No. 2 (Dec., 1994), pp. 533-542
  • John Chapman Wilcox (1997). "Amparo Amoros, Ana rosetti, Blanca Andreu". Women poets of Spain, 1860-1990: toward a gynocentric vision. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-06559-0.


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