Francisco Granizo Ribadeneira

Francisco Granizo Ribadeneira

Francisco Granizo Ribadeneira was an Ecuadorian poet, professor and diplomat. He was born in Quito on November 8, 1925 and died on January 21, 2009. He worked as a professor at the Central University of Ecuador and directed the radio station of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. He published several poetry books, including Por el breve polvo (1948), La piedra (1958), Nada más el verbo (1969), Muerte y caza de la madre (1978), Sonetos del amor total (1990) y El sonido de tus pasos (2005); and the drama in verse Fedro (2005). In 2001 he published La piscina, his only novel, with which he won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize for the best novel of the year. The novel explores through the protagonists, Fernando and Lilí, the impossibility of achieving love and loneliness, recurring themes in Granizo’s works.

Selected Poetry Books

  • Por el breve polvo (1948)
  • La piedra (1958)
  • Nada más el verbo (1969)
  • Muerte y caza de la madre (1978)
  • Sonetos del amor total (1990)
  • El sonido de tus pasos (2005)
  • Fedro (2005)

Novel

  • La piscina (2001)

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