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Cernuda, Luis

Cernuda, Luis lo͞oēs´ thārno͞o´ᵺä [key], 1904–63, Spanish poet. Cernuda fled Spain after the Spanish civil war and taught abroad. His works include La realidad y el deseo [reality and desire] (1936), a collection of his delicate surrealist verse and Ocnos (1942), a prose lyric. He has also written about contemporary Spanish poetry (1957) and English lyric poetry (1958).

See The Poetry of Luis Cernuda (bilingual ed. 1971) studies by J. A. Coleman (1964) and P. Silver (1965).

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