Virgilio Piñera

Virgilio Piñera

Birth
Matanzas, Cuba
Death 18 Oct 1979 (aged 67)
Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Burial Municipio de Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba
Memorial ID 10865421 · View Source
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Cuban Writer. He founded the Cuban magazine Orígenes, as well as several others. His work as writer includes short stories such as "Cuentos Fríos," "El Gran Baro," "En el Insomnio" and "Un Fantasma a Posteriori," novels as "La Carne de René," poems such as "Las Furias" or "La Isla en Peso" and stage plays as "Clamor en el Penal," "Dos Viejos Pánicos," "Falsa Alarma" and "Electra Garrigó." He triumphed around the world, but in the 1970s, he was subjected to censorship in Cuba, by his distant stance on the Cuban regime and his homosexuality. First, he was buried in Cementerio de Colón, but later, he was moved to Cárdenas, his city of birth.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 28 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10865421
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgilio Piñera (4 Aug 1912–18 Oct 1979), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10865421, citing Cementerio de Cárdenas, Municipio de Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .