José Roberto Cea

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José Roberto Cea is a pre-eminent contemporary Salvadoran novelist and poet.

Cea was born in the city of Izalco, department of Sonsonate, El Salvador, on April 10, 1939. He studied journalism and literature at the Universidad de El Salvador (UES), though he did not conclude his course of studies. He has served as the director of the editorial board of the UES, director or co-director of the journals "La Universidad" and "La Pájara Pinta," and has held several other positions related to the UES. Cea's literature has earned him several national and international literary prizes, among them the Premio Internacional de Poesía del Círculo de Poetas y Escritores Iberoamericanos de Nueva York, 1965, the Premio 15 de septiembre, del Certamen Centroamericano Ciencias, Letras y Bellas Artes, 1965 y 1966, the Premio de poesía en el certamen latinoamericano Pablo Neruda, Perú, 1974, the Premio Internacional Rubén Darío, 1981 and the Primer premio en los juegos florales agostinos de San Salvador, 1998.

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Cea's works include the following:

  • Los días enemigos, 1965 (poetry)
  • Casi el encuentro, 1965 (poetry)
  • De perros y hombres, 1968 (narrative)
  • Códice de amor, 1968 (poetry)
  • Naúfrago genuino, 1968 (poetry)
  • Códice liberado, 1969 (poetry)
  • Solitario de la habitación 5 guión 3, 1970 (narrative)
  • El potrero, 1970 (poetry)
  • Antología general de la poesía en El Salvador, 1971 (editor)
  • Lecturas italianas, 1973 (poetry)
  • Pocas i buenas, 1986 (poetry)
  • Los herederos de farabundo, 1981 (poetry)
  • Corral no, coral de los desplazados, 1986 (poetry)
  • De la guanaxia irredenta, 1988 (narrative)
  • Dime con quién andas y..., 1989 (narrative)
  • Ninel se fue a la guerra, 1990 (narrative)
  • La guerra nacional, 1992 (poetry)
  • Cantar de los cantares y otros boleros, 1993 (poetry)
  • En este paisito nos tocó y no me corro, 1995 (narrative)
  • Misa mitin, 1998 (poetry)
  • Todo el códice, 1998 (poetry)