Ermilo Abreu Gómez

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Ermilo Abreu Gómez (September 18, 1894 in Mérida, Yucatán – July 14, 1971 in Mexico City) was a writer, journalist and lecturer born in Mérida, Yucatán, México. He was a member of the Mexican Academy of Language from 1963. He was also a professor in several Universities in the United States. He died in Mexico City in 1971.

Partial list of works[edit]

His literary work was varied, over a long period of time:

  • La Xtabay (1919)
  • El Corcovado (1924)
  • Clásicos. Románticos. Modernos (1934)
  • Canek (1940)
  • Héroes Mayas (1942)
  • Un Loro y tres Golondrinas (1946)
  • Quetzalcóatl, sueño y vigilia (1947)
  • Naufragio de indios (1951)
  • La conjura de Xinúm (1958)
  • Cuentos para contar al fuego (1959)
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, bibliografía y biblioteca (1934)
  • Diálogo del buen decir (1961)

The interest that Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz woke up in him became the passion of his life and it also led him to become her main critic. His most well-known work is Canek (1940), a story about the old Mayan people.

As a curiosity the commentary of the author on the book "Canek": "And Nymph lost the best pages!". (Nymph was his wife who typed the original).

References[edit]

Bibliography

  • Abreu Gómez, Ermilo, Canek, México, Editorial Oasis, 1982.
  • Abreu Gómez, Ermilo, Clásicos. Románticos. Modernos, México, Ediciones Botas, 1934.
  • Michel de Certeau, La escritura de la historia, México, Universidad Iberoamericana-Departamento de Historia, 1985.
  • Jorge Cuesta, Poemas y ensayos, vol. II, México,UNAM, 1964.
  • Miguel Gamboa Carrillo, Apuntes sobre la vida y obra de Ermilio Abreu Gómez, Mérida, Yucatán Escuela Normal Superior de Yucatán, 1981.
  • Octavio Paz, Cuadrivio, México, Joaquín Mortiz, 1965.
  • Jorge Pech, La sabiduría de la emoción. Vida y literatura de Ermilo Abreu Gómez, México, Editorial Tierra Adentro-Conaculta, 1998.
  • Guillermo Sheridan, Los Contemporáneos ayer, México, FCE, 1985

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