León Vieira

Leon Vieira

León Vieira Villafuerte (Baños, October 24, 1940) is an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, biographer, journalist, painter, and teaching professor. He’s lived in Guayaquil for many years where he’s taught at various teaching schools and universities and has directed various magazines. He’s also been the vice rector of the School of Fine Arts in Guayaquil and served as Regional Undersecretary of Education. In 2016, Vieira was decorated with the Juan Montalvo Medal by the city of Ambato for his academic and literary work.

Vieira has published articles in the following newspapers or magazines:

  • El Universo (Guayaquil)
  • El Tiempo (Quito)
  • El Comercio (Quito)
  • El Heraldo (Ambato)
  • Jornada Poética in (Arequipa, Peru)
  • El Hispano, (Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.)

Works

  • Exegesis : la primera espiga (1963), poetry
  • Caspi Yaku (1969), poetry
  • De la tierra a la tierra, (1969), poetry
  • Poesía elemental (1970), poetry
  • Poemas estáticos (1971), poetry
  • Viejo celio : 2000 años y mas, unpublished, stories
  • El doctor Jehova (1976), novel – Finalist of the 1972 Seix Barral Award.
  • Erupciones del Tungurahua: 1999-2000 (2003) non fiction
  • La última cariátide (1962), novel
  • La ciudad de tal y cual (1972), novel
  • Cuando crece la tierra (1969), poetry
  • 12 escritores ecuatorianos contemporaneos y una glosa (1976), editor
  • Julio Cañar Músico (1970), non fiction
  • Pablo Arturo Suárez Científico y visionario social (2008), non fiction
  • Tomas Halflants Misionero (1977), non fiction
  • Oscar Efren Reyes: Historiador (1996) non fiction
  • Veinte años de visión geopolítica: Pensamiento acción y paradoja (1996) non fiction
  • Montalvo en la Cuenca del Pastaza (2008) non fiction
  • Luis Vieira, escultor (2014) non fiction

León Vieira’s books and articles have been published under the following variations of his name:

  • León Vieira
  • León Vieira V.
  • León Vieira Villafuerte
  • León Rafael Vieira Villafuerte
  • León Rafael Nicolás Vieira Villafuerte

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