Rafael Dieste

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Rafael Dieste.

Rafael Dieste (Rianxo, 1899–Santiago de Compostela, 1981) was a Galician poet, philosopher, short-story writer, and dramatist writing mostly in Galician language, but also in Spanish language.[1] He began to write with the encouragement of another Galician poet, Manuel Antonio,[2] wrote for the theatre[3] and wrote widely on aesthics.[4] His stories have been compared to the other-world approach of the graphic art of M. C. Escher.[5]

His nephew was the Uruguayan structural architect Eladio Dieste,[6] whose approach to architecture may have been in sympathy with his uncle's poetry.[7][8]

Selected Works[edit]

  • Nuevo retablo de las maravillas (1937; The New Marvelous Puppet Show)
  • Rafael Dieste Viaje, duelo y perdición: tragedia, humorada y comedia 1979


  1. ^ A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza, Anxo Abuín González, César Domínguez 2010 Page 254 "... such as Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (Rianxo, 1886–Buenos Aires, 1950), Manuel Antonio (Rianxo, 1900–Asados, 1930) and Rafael Dieste (Rianxo, 1899–Santiago de Compostela, 1981); "
  2. ^ A. Carballal: Xose Neira Vilas' *Memorias dun neno labrego "Rafael Dieste (1899-1981) is one of the best-known Galician writers in Spanish. He was part of the Spanish Generation of 27. He entered the world of literature with the help of another Galician poet and friend Manuel Antonio and very soon ..."
  3. ^ Howard Mancing The Cervantes Encyclopedia 2004 A-K - Page 193 "Dieste, Rafael (1899-1981). Spanish philosopher, short-story writer, and dramatist. Dieste's clever and satiric Nuevo retablo de las maravillas (1937; The New Marvelous Puppet Show), an updating of MC's Retablo, was performed and ..."
  4. ^ Hans Rainer Sepp, Lester E. Embree Handbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics 2010 Page xxi "Rafael Dieste (1899–1981) wrote on such themes as authorship, reception and aesthetic experience, modes of literary reason, the place of myths within literary and philosophical discourses, the semiotics of theater, and ..."
  5. ^ Estelle Irizarry Estudios Sobre Rafael Dieste 1992 Page 65 "Dos artistas contemporáneos, el escritor español Rafael Dieste (1899-1981) y el artista gráfico holandés M.C. Escher (1898-1970), demuestran afinidades sorprendentes en su representación de «otros mundos» que pueden atribuirse, ..."
  6. ^ Remo Pedreschi Eladio Dieste - 2000 -- Page 14 "Dieste grew up in a middle class liberal environment. His father, also Eladio (1880-1972), taught history. Dieste formed a close relationship with his uncle Rafael Dieste (1899-1981), a well known intellectual and writer who returned to ..."
  7. ^ Stanford Anderson Eladio Dieste: Innovation in Structural Art 2004 - Page 220 "Rafael Dieste (1899-1981), Eladio's beloved uncle, wrote a poem, "Sorpresa del Molinero," that evokes such transcendence: Hiciste un molino creyendo que solo para molcr trigo. El agua encauzaste creyendo que solo para que trabaje."
  8. ^ Seven Structural Engineers: The Felix Candela Lectures ed. Guy Nordenson, Félix Candela, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) - 2008 Page 44 "The poet Rafael Dieste (1899-1981) was an uncle of Eladio. One of his poems speaks of a miller building his mill and engaging in his trade. The poet observes that all the miller's work was directed to practical purposes, down-to-earth and ..."