Havana, Apr 8.- Cuban intellectual César López, 1999 National Literature Prize winner, passed away here this Tuesday, at 86.
“He bequeathed us a set of poetry books of exceptional depth. He ventured rigorously into the narrative and the essay. We extend our condolences to his family and friends,”the president of Casa de las Américas, Abel Prieto Jiménez, wrote on Twitter.
Born in Santiago de Cuba in 1933, López was belongs to the so-called Generation of 1950, along with poets such as Fayad Jamís and Roberto Branly, among others.
To its literary creation, Cuban Culture owes the titles Silence in the voice of death, The search and its sign and Double mirror for degrading death.
Poet, narrator and essayist, López — a medical graduate, a profession he never practiced — regularly published in the magazines La Gaceta de Cuba, El Caimán Barbudo, Casa de las Américas, Unión and other national and foreign ones. (Text and photo: PL)