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Gregorio Martínez Sierra

Martínez Sierra, Gregorio (grāgōˈrēō märtēˈnĕth syāˈrä) [key], 1881–1947, Spanish dramatist, novelist, and poet. His masterpiece is Canción de cuna (1911, tr. The Cradle Song, 1917), but he is also known for his tale El amor brujo, which is the subject of a ballet set to music by Manuel de Falla. In addition to many plays, he wrote novels, the most popular of which is Tu eres la paz (1907, tr. Ana María, 1921). Flores de escarcha [flowers of frost] (1900) is a collection of verse. He also translated Shakespeare and Maeterlinck, founded several literary magazines, and was active in the theater. In much of his work he collaborated with his wife, the poet María Lejárraga.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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