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Nicolás Guillén

10 July 1902 - 16 July 1989

Nicolás Guillén was born in Camagüey, Cuba. He studied law at the University of Havana, and worked as a typographer and journalist. He began publishing poetry in various magazines in the 1920s. His first collection of poetry, Motivos de son, was published in 1930. He wrote poems critical of the government and was arrested and jailed in 1936. In 1937 he travelled to Spain to attend a Congress of Writers and Artists and to report on the Spanish Civil War. In 1940, having returned to Cuba, he ran in local elections as a member of the Communist Party.

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
August 4, 2010 Edited by caf21 Added bio, added to birth date, added to death date, added Wikipedia link
August 4, 2010 Edited by caf21 Added new photo
May 16, 2009 Edited by EdwardBot merge authors
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