García Marruz, Fina (1923–)

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García Marruz, Fina (1923–)

Cuban poet and essayist. Name variations: Josefina C. Garcia Marruz Badia. Born April 18, 1923, in Havana, Cuba; graduated from Social Sciences at Havana University, 1961; sister-in-law of Eliseo Diego (writer); m. Cintio Vitier (poet and critic); children: Sergio and José María Vitier (both composers).

Served on the committee for the magazine Clavileño (1943); with Cleva Solís, was one of the two women members of the Origenes group, headed by José Lezama Lima; began work as literary researcher for National Library José Martí (1962) and also worked with others at the Center of Marti Studies (1977–87), on the complete works of José Martí; writings include Poemas (1942), Transfiguración de Jesús en el Monte (1947), Las miradas perdidas 1944–1950 (1951), Visitaciones (1970), Créditos de Charlot (1990), Habana de Centro (1996) and Darío, Martíy lo germinal americano (2001). Won the National Literature Prize (1990).