Library in Honor of Poet José Antonio Ramos Sucre Inaugurated at UN in Geneva

                  [Photo: Venezuela Mission to the UN Press, Geneva]

Caracas, 24 Sept. AVN. — Venezuela’s permanent mission to the United Nations (UN) paid tribute this Wednesday to the Venezuelan poet José Antonio Ramos Sucre, considered one of the most outstanding writers and intellectuals in the literary history of the country, with the inauguration of a library named after him at the Geneva headquarters for the international institution.

The cereony was presided by the permanent representative for Venezuela at the UN-Geneva, Jorge Valero; Venezuela’s ambassador in Switzerland, César Méndez; and Venezuela’s ambassador in Italy, Isaías Rodríguez, indicated a press release sent by Venezuela’s permanent mission to the UN.

In the library a space was established to display the author’s works along with documents that attest to his presence in Switzerland, where he worked as consul in 1930. During the event a plaque was unveiled as well as a portrait of the author.

Valero commented that this tribute aims to disseminate the work of one of the most erudite lyrical voices from the Americas, and he said that the intellectual from Cumaná is an example of creative discipline in search of the highest aesthetic expression.

Méndez praised the idea of Venezuela’s permanent mission to make known the work of this poet who “left a literary oeuvre worthy of being preserved by future generations.”

José Antonio Ramos Sucre was born on the 9th of June of 1890 in Cumaná and died in Geneva, Switzerland on June 13th, 1930, at age 40.

Some of his texts are gathered in Trizas de papel (1921), Sobre las huellas de Humboldt (1923), La Torre de Timón (1925). In 1929 he published Las formas del fuego and El cielo de esmalte.

{ AVN, 09/24/2014 }

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