Renato Leduc

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Renato Leduc
Born (1897-11-16)November 16, 1897
Mexico City
Died August 2, 1986(1986-08-02) (aged 88)
Tlalpan, today Mexico City
Occupation Writer, journalist
Nationality Mexican
Notable awards Premio Nacional de Periodismo (special prize), 1978
Premio Nacional de Periodismo, 1983[1]
Spouse Leonora Carrington
Partner María Félix

Renato Leduc (November 16, 1897 – August 2, 1986) was a Mexican poet and journalist.[2]

Biography[edit]

Illustration from Poemas en Paris por Federico Cantú

Leduc, son of a French father and a Mexican mother, served as a signalist in Pancho Villa's División del Norte,[3] and studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He wrote poetry, stories and chronicles for several newspapers and cultural magazines, before he travelled to Paris by order of the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público in the mid 1930s,[4] where he met several surrealistic writers, and lived for ten years, during World War II. For a short time, he was married to the British artist and writer Leonora Carrington, whom he met in the embassy in Lisbon, on her flight from the Nazis, after they had arrested Max Ernst in France.

Leduc was a good friend of Elena Poniatowska, Federico Cantú Garza, Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Octavio Paz, Agustín Lara[3] and Fernando Leal, to whom he dedicated his sonnet Mixcalco (1925).

María Félix, one of Agustín Lara’s wives, was Leduc’s partner.

Selected works[edit]

  • El aula, 1929
  • Unos cuantos sonetos, 1932
  • Algunos poemas deliberadamente románticos, 1933
  • Breve glosa al Libro de Buen Amor, 1939
  • Versos y poemas, 1940
  • Desde París", 1942
  • Fabulillas de animales, niños y espantos, 1957
  • Catorce poemas burocráticos y un corrido reaccionario, 1963
  • Prometeo, la Odisea, Euclidiana, 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historia de “Premio Nacional de Periodismo e Información” (1975-2001), Consejo Ciudadano del Premio Nacional de Periodismo A.C.
  2. ^ Leduc, Renato in Jorge Ruiz Gusils: Índice de escritores latinoamericanos, 2002, p. 195.
  3. ^ a b Renato Leduc (Spanish), HispanoPolis.com
  4. ^ Renato Leduc (Spanish)

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