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Pedro Geoffroy Rivas
was an anthropologist, poet
A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary...
, and linguist. His poetic work marked a landmark in Salvadoran poetic development. A rebellious, individualistic poet, Rivas incorporated in his poetry the freedom to express himself openly without fear of ordinariness or anthropocentric turns.
His work influenced Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda....
. Rivas studied in Mexico
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at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is a university in Mexico. UNAM was founded on 22 September 1910 by Justo Sierra as a liberal alternative to the Roman Catholic-sponsored Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (National Autonomous...
- Canciones en el viento (1933)
- Rumbo (1935)
- Para cantar mañana (1935)
- Solo Amor (1963)
- Yulcuicat (1965)
- Cuadernos del Exilio
- Los nietos del jaguar (1977)
- Vida, pasión y muerte del antiheroe (1978)
Anthropology and Linguistics
- Toponimia náhuat de Cuscatlán (1961, corregida y aumentada 1973)
- El español que hablamos en El Salvador (1969 y 1975)
- El nawat de Cuscatlán - Apuntes para una gramática Tentativa (1969)
- Mi Alberto Masferrer (1953)
- La lengua salvadoreña (1978)