Monday, 23 April 2012 17:12
Parra’s grandson is handed the award in place of his elderly grandfather.
Chilean “anti-poet” Nicanor Parra received the prestigious Cervantes Prize on Monday but due to his advanced age was unable to attend the ceremony in Madrid, Spain.
The heir to the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe, described Parra as a “twin spirit” to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, “naked of decoration” and a “rare inventor,” reports El Mercurio
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About the writer
Abigail Olmstead, a student at the University of California in Berkeley, is currently spending a year studying abroad in Chile’s Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She studies Latin American Literature with a minor in education. She loves languages and is more than grateful to have the experience of traveling abroad in order to perfect her Spanish and see South America.