This exhibition is made up of about 150 documents, artworks and materials related to the great poet Leon Felipe, among which are photographs, paintings, sculpture, documents, press and books. Born in Tábara, Zamora on April 11 (1884), 2018 sees the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of his death in Mexico, where he lived in exile until his passing in 1968. Felipe Camino Galicia de la Rosa, better known as Leon Felipe, was one of Spain's major poets. Although his style is very personal and difficult, he is usually ascribed to the poets of the Generation of '27.
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The exhibition covers his life and work, revealing the intense life and literary career of this apothecary, actor, lecturer, teacher, translator and outstanding Spanish poet. It is a great opportunity to get to know this influential personality of the Spanish letters who traveled and developed his academic work in Equatorial Guinea, the USA, Panama and finally Mexico, where he obtained a great recognition.
His legacy, of which a part is presented here, was acquired by the City Council of Zamora in 2002 and is estimated at some 2,500 manuscripts, unpublished loose poems, plus 5 other book-length manuscripts that were never published, alongside correspondence, photographs, and other belongings of the poet of the "Verses and prayers of the traveler".
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Exhibition about León Felipe at Casa América