Appleyard, José Luis (1927–)

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Appleyard, José Luis (1927–)

José Luis Appleyard (b. 1927), Paraguayan poet. Born in Asunción, Appleyard studied law. He also taught literature and history at the Ateneo Paraguayo (Atheneum of Paraguay) and at the National University. He belongs to the poetry group that calls itself Academia Universitaria del Paraguay. Appleyard was awarded the First Prize in Poetry in 1943 and the Municipal Poetry Prize of Asunción in 1961. He is an aesthetic and nostalgic poet, with an oeuvre firmly rooted in the Paraguayan land and culture. In Los monólogos (1973) and La voz que nos hablamos (1983) he explores the "third language of Paraguay," the mixture of Spanish and Guaraní. Among Appleyard's lyrical works are Tomando de la mano (1981), El labio y la palabra (1982), Solamente los años (1983), and Las palabras secretas (1988). Other works by Appleyard are Entonces era siempre (1946); El sauce permanece (1947); Imágenes sin tierra (1964); and Antología poética (1996).

See alsoLiterature: Spanish America .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Diccionario de autores iberoamericanos (1982).

Additional Bibliography

Delgado, Susy. 25 nombres capitales de la literatura paraguaya. Asunción, Paraguay: Servilibro, 2005.

                                      William H. Katra