Galo René Pérez

Galo René Pérez

Galo René Pérez (Quito, April 3, 1923 – June 18, 2008) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, literary critic, biographer, and college professor. He held various posts in literary and cultural institutions of Ecuador. He was Secretary of Public Education during the government of the former President Galo Plaza, and served as Secretary General of the Council of Government. He was also President of the House of Ecuadorian Culture and Director of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language. He published 14 books in his career. His lectures, essays, articles, literary criticism have been collected and published for study abroad. His style, which is simple and elegant, has won him admirers the world over. He was the 2004 recipient of the “Premio Eugenio Espejo” Ecuador’s highest literary award.

Pictures

Ernesto Sabato and Galo René Pérez
Argentine novelist Ernesto Sabato (Left) giving a conference entitled “The writer and the contemporary crisis” in Quito, Ecuador, 1975, with Ecuadorian writer Galo René Pérez (Right).

Ecuadorian writers César Dávila Andrade, Alejandro Carrión, Jorge Carrera Andrade and Galo René Pérez.
Raúl Pérez Torres y Galo René Pérez, 1970
Ecuadorian novelist Raúl Pérez Torres and Galo René Pérez, 1970.

Ecuadorian poet Jorge Carrera Andrade and Galo René Pérez

Uruguayan writer Ángel Rama with Galo René Pérez.

Works

Non-fiction

  • Desvelo y vaivén (Quito, 1949)
  • César Vallejo, poeta de América (Quito, 1952)
  • Tornaviaje (Quito, 1960)
  • Cinco rostros de la poesía: ensayos sobre Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández y Barba Jacob (Quito, 1960)
  • Desvelo y vaivén del navegante (Quito, 1962)
  • Rumbo a la Argentina (Quito, 1963)
  • La viviente poesía de Whitman (Guayaquil, 1966)
  • Pensamiento y literatura del Ecuador: crítica y antología (Quito, 1972)
  • La novela Hispanoamericana. Historia y crítica (Quito, 1983)
  • Prosa escogida (Quito, 1978)
  • Confesión insobornable (Quito, 1987)

Poetry

  • Poemas de octubre (Quito, 1946)

Biography

  • Un escritor entre la gloria y las borrascas: vida de Juan Montalvo (Madrid, 1991)
  • Manuela Sáenz, una mujer total (Quito, 1997).

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