Sunday, December 02, 2012

Spanish Writer Wins Cervantes Prize

The 86-year-old Spanish poet, novelist and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, for helping to “enrich the Hispanic literary legacy,” the Spanish-language news agency EFE reported.
Often referred to as a member of the Generation of 1950 — writers who worked during the repressive reign of Gen. Francisco Franco — Mr. Caballero Bonald wrote about the country’s social conditions. A person “who has no doubts, who is sure of everything, is the closest thing there is to an imbecile,” he told EFE in an interview. 

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