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Ramirez, Eduardo Avilés (1895-1989) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Ramirez, Eduardo Avilés (1895-1989)
Fuller Form: Eduardo Avilés Ramírez

Historical Note:

Eduardo Áviles Ramírez was born in Juigalpa, Nicaragua, and enjoyed a distinguished career as a journalist, poet, and scholar for more than sixty years. Áviles Ramírez arrived in Cuba as a young man and wrote articles for many newspapers and magazines. He acquired a wide following among Cubans, who came to regard him as a native of Havana. Áviles Ramírez ultimately joined the renowned circles of Cuban journalists and intellectuals. Through his endeavors in the field of poetry, Áviles Ramírez is included in the anthology of Cuban poetry.

In 1922, Áviles Ramírez undertook his final trip to Nicaragua, where he met Ruben Darío, a prominent literary figure. In 1925, Áviles Ramírez arrived in Paris for the first time. He remained there until the outbreak of World War II. Much of his literary work pertains to Paris and its residents. In 1940, Áviles Ramírez was detained and situated outside of the city. Hispanic American diplomats formed a literary discourse, and Áviles Ramírez seized this opportunity to pay tribute to Ruben Darío.

Eduardo Áviles Ramírez traveled around the world, and reported personal experiences on journeys to places such as Constantinople. Áviles Ramírez also wrote about prominent individuals and literary writers. He published a few books and also formed a collection of letters and photographs he had received from different parts of the world. He wrote for newspapers such as Diario de Yucatán, El Universal, El País, and Diario de la Marina. He wrote for magazines such as Bohemia, Gráfos, Puerto Rico Ilustrado, and Revista Cubana.

Eduardo Áviles Ramírez became ill, but his conviction to write did not subside. Despite his infirmity and physical disability to correspond, he would dictate articles to his daughter Yolanda, and she would have them published. Mr. Áviles Ramírez’s last article was published in 1989. He died on June 28, 1989 in Paris.

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