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Carmen Conde Bio, Biography, Born, Died, Cause of Death, Husband, Children, Career, Books and Google Doodle

5 August 2018, Google honours Carmen Conde with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 111th Birthday

Carmen Conde Bio

Carmen Conde Abellán was born on 15 August 1907 in Cartagena, Spain and died on 8 January 1996 in Madrid. She was a Spanish poet, narrative writer, and teacher. In 1931 she founded the first Popular University of Cartagena, along with her husband Antonio Oliver Belmás. She was also the first woman to become number academic of the Real Academia Española, where she delivered her induction speech on 1979.
Born 15 August 1907 Cartagena, Spain
Died 8 January 1996 (aged 88) Madrid, Spain
Cause of Death Alzheimer Disease, A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
Homosexuality In 1936, while studying at the University of Valencia, Conde met Amanda Junquera, wife of the professor of Spanish History Cayetano Alcázar Molina, with whom she maintained a homosexual love affair.
Husband Antonio Oliver Belmás (m. 1931–1968)
Children She had one daughter born in 1933
Pen name Floentina del Mar
Occupation Poet, narrative writer, teacher
Books While the Men Are Dying
Google Doodle On 15 August 2018, Google honoured Carmen Conde ’s a Poet, teacher, novelist, playwright, author of over 100 books, and co-founder of Cartagena’s Popular University and a pioneer in multiple fields in what would have been her111th Birthday with a Google Doodle.

Carmen Conde Google Doodle

On 15 August 2018, Google honoured Carmen Conde ’s a Poet, teacher, novelist, playwright, author of over 100 books, and co-founder of Cartagena’s Popular University and a pioneer in multiple fields in what would have been her111th Birthday with a Google Doodle. Happy Birthday Carmen Conde.

Carmen Conde’s 111th Birthday - Google Doodle
Carmen Conde’s 111th Birthday – Google Doodle

 

Carmen Conde Biography

Carmen Conde family moved to Melilla, Spain while she was 6 old where she lived until 1920. The memoir from that period were collected in Empezando la Vida. In 1923 she passed the competitive exam for Auxiliary at the Drafting Room of the Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval, where she started to work. She began her writing her contributions to local newspapers a year later. At the age of 19, she began her studies in Education at the Escuela Normal de Maestras de Murcia.

Carmen Conde and Antonio Oliver Belmás

She met the Spanish poet Antonio Oliver Belmás in 1927 where they started dating. She wrote in Ley: (entregas de capricho) and also in Obra en marcha: diario poético in 1928, both magazines published by Juan Ramón Jiménez for a small audience. In 1929 she wrote her fourth work, Brocal, and she finished her Education studies at the Escuela Normal de Albacete in 1930. On 5 December 1931, she got married to Antonio, and they both founded the first Popular University of Cartagena. In 1933 they both created the magazine Presencia, a body at this institution. The University had an adults’ library, children’s library as well as educational cinema, and it organized events such as conference programs, art exhibitions, etc. The Patronato de Misiones Pedagógicas supported it. Carmen also worked as a teacher in the Escuela Nacional de Párvulos at El Retén. Her husband Antonio Oliver died on 28 July 1968. 

Carmen Conde Homosexual Relationship with Amanda Junquera

In 1936, while studying at the University of Valencia, Conde met Amanda Junquera, wife of the professor of Spanish History Cayetano Alcázar Molina , with whom she maintained a homosexual love relationship as affirmed by José Luis Ferris in the Carmen Conde biography : passion and verse life of a forgotten writer . The author maintained that both the life and the work of the poet “will be defined by that inner battle that Carmen had to wage until the end of her days, an intimate struggle, secret perhaps, between the shadows of the past and the present next to Amanda Junquera. For Ramón Guerra de la Vega, the passion for Amanda Junquera inspired some of the most intense books, such as Anía de gracia and Mujer del edén.

Carmen Conde Career

When the Spanish Civil War broke out, her husband joined the Republican troops, leading the Popular Front Radio Station num. Carmen followed him through several Andalusian cities, but she came back to Cartagena to look after her mother. The Civil War outbreak forced them in July 1936 to give up the invitation from Gabriela Mistral (by then Consul of Chile in Lisboa), before traveling to France and Belgium, to study folklore institutions in those countries, for which she had obtained a grant. Likewise, she attended courses at the Faculty of Letters in Valencia, passing the competitive exam for Librarian, although she never practiced. Once the Civil War was over, her husband shut himself away in Murcia at her sister’s. Carmen settled in San Lorenzo de El Escorial at the Alcázar’s, friends of hers, until 1941. She managed to communicate with her husband through José Ballester Nicolás, director of La Verdad (a regional newspaper in Murcia) and Correos employee. In 1941, she returned to Madrid, where she lived the remainder of her years.

In 1971 Carmen promoted the complete compilation of his works. On 28 January 1978, she was elected as the numeric member of the Real Academia Española, taking the “k” seat, and delivering her induction speech entitled “Poesía ante el tiempo y la inmortalidad.” Known primarily as a poet and inspiration to a younger generation of writers, she also published eight novels.

Carmen Conde Legacy

She spent the last years of her life, between 1992 and 1996, living in an old people’s residency in Majadahonda (Madrid). In 1992 she wrote her testament leaving the complete collection of literary works by her and her husband to the City Hall of Cartagena, her hometown. The mandataries of the writer, under the power granted by the same, formalize an agreement that regulates the donation of this cultural legacy, whose final text was approved in 1994. With the mission of ensuring the proper functioning and fulfillment of the purposes of the contribution, as well as the promotion of the personalities of Carmen Conde and Antonio Oliver and their works, the City of Cartagena undertook in that Agreement to create the Carmen Conde-Antonio Oliver Municipal Trust, which was established in 1995; This year the Museum was inaugurated. 15

After his death, his chair at the Royal Spanish Academy was occupied by Ana María Matute in 1998.

Since 1984, Torremozas publishes the Carmen Conde Prize for poetry dedicated to authors.

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