Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

El ciervo

Author: León Felipe
Publisher: Grijalbo
Place: Mexico D. F.
Publication Date: 1958
Genre: Poetry
Quotations:

Cuando los arzobispos bendicen el puñal y la pólvora y pactan con el sapo iscariote y ladrón... ¿para qué quieren el salmo?

El poeta lo rescata... se lo lleva. Porque el salmo es del poeta... ¡Mío!... ¡El salmo es mío!

Editions: Mexico D. F: Colección Málaga, 1973
Mexico D. F: Finisterre, 1975
Madrid: Visor, 1982
Other Publication Details: The first edition includes a prologue by Juan Rejano and illustrations by artists such as Siquieros, García Maroto, Ramón Puyol, Josep Renau, Leonora Carrington, Diego Rivera, Remedios Varo, Antonio Rodríguez Luna and Arturo Souto.
Language: Spanish
First published in Spain: 1982
Keywords: Existentialism
Tags:
This poems in this collection have a more subjective tone than is usual in Felipe's poetry. There is also evidence of an unusual scepticism and nihilism, such that poetry is no longer regarded as a salvation for humankind but as evidence of its failure.