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Nicanor Parra


Chilean poet, physicist, and mathematician most widely known for his important work Poemas y Antipoemas. A receiver of the renowned Cervantes Award, he was also nominated for the Nobel Award in Books on multiple events. He studied on the College or university of Chile, Dark brown College or university, and Oxford College or university. He released his debut function, Cancionero sin nombre, in 1937. A self-described “anti-poet,” he disregarded the conventions of Latin American poetry and included colloquial components in his literary functions. He was created into an creative family members in southern Chile; his sister Violeta was a renowned folk musician. He was honored the 2012 Miguel de Cervantes award for his extraordinary Spanish-language literary function.

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Full Name Nicanor Parra
Date Of Birth September 5, 1914
Place Of Birth Chile
Profession Poet
Education University of Chile, Brown University, University of Oxford
Nationality Chilean
Children Colombina Parra, Juan de Dios Parra
Parents Nicanor Parra Alarcón, Clarisa Sandoval Navarrete
Siblings Violeta Parra, Roberto Parra Sandoval, Lalo Parra, Hilda Parra, Lautaro Parra, Elba Parra, Óscar Parra
Awards Miguel de Cervantes Prize, National Prize for Literature, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean
Star Sign Virgo

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1He is considered one of the most important poets of Spanish language writing. His "anti-poetry", which mixes colloquial language with old-fashioned verse, is influential in Latin America.
2Winner of the Cervantes prize.
3Father of Catalina Parra, Colombina Parra and Juan de Dios Parra.
4Older brother of Violeta Parra, Hilda Parra, Lalo Parra, Roberto Parra, Caupolicán Parra (died of child), Elba Parra, Lautaro Parra, Óscar Parra and Olga Parra.
5Son of Nicanor Parra Parra and Clarisa Sandoval Navarrete.



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