AIRO CLEMENTE (1918-1975) “Life presents us with constant, but in fragments, limited to the times we live. The set is not covered. Airo Clemente. THE VOICE OF A NOVEL OF MODERN SMITH COLOMBIANA The novelist and art critic Clement Airo belongs to the younger generation of exile, along with others such as Roberto Ruiz, Francisco Alvarez Fe, Ricardo Bastida, Manuel Lamana … However, Airo is a very special writer within the exile, for having other issues dealt with their host countries, just as clearly established as the writer Madrid in Colombian society. Airo Clemente was born in Madrid in 1918 and died in Bogota on 21 June 1975.
After the war provoked by the military uprising of General Franco is on the road of exile, living in Colombia since 1940, where he graduated in philosophy and where he has explained in various universities. His cultural work in their adopted country has been notable as a critic and contributor to newspapers and the founder and sustainer of the journal Spiral-Review of Literature and Art “, published from 1944 until the death of its creator. Also creates, manages and maintains the Publisher “Iqueima” in Bogota, where more than 150 titles, Spiral-Editions, mainly devoted to contemporary Colombian literature. Fully integrated in the host country as can be seen in the themes and characters of his works. Wroth, belonging to the group of writers of the period of “La Violencia”, is considered one of the founders of the modern novel in Colombia. Airo is a remarkable narrative and, although he was also tempted by the test (The letters and the days, 1956), published numerous stories and novels an important work. Among the noted short story collections: Wind of Romance (1947), thistles and flowers (1955), the second edition appeared under the title Nine prints of hallucinated (1961), 5 y. ..
7 Tales of the same story (1967), where the rooster does not sing and other stories (1973) and Out of Competition (1973). In Yugo novels Fog (1948), Shadows in the Sun (1951), The City and the Wind (1961) and field and fire (1972), there is a unity given by the constant theme of presenting man enraged at a social and geographical conditions and their fight him in front of him. In all his novels late interest in the existential concept of man as a constant in the problems of the modern world and its characters and themes have a location in Latin America. The city and the wind, his most important novel, is a strong social criticism of political corruption of the ruling classes and the social ascent through the picaresque, flattery and even the crime, while the lonely man cries lost in the crowd. Airo published in 1964 a travel story titled Heaven and people and has been posthumously published his last novel Everything is never around (1982). And always, in his long exile waiting … “Some clarification, the light I needed.” Francisco Arias Solis The future is won, winning the freedom. Of Internet Portal for Peace and Freedom and Free Forum.