Jose Miguel Garcia Ascot

He later published poems of love lost and found and Other Poems (1977), Personal Anthology: Poetry (Xavier Villaurrutia Writers Award for Writers, 1984) and Of Time and a people (1986). Throughout his poetry there is an influence Machado. The poet, novelist, essayist, art critic and filmmaker Jose Miguel Garcia Ascot, known familiarly as jomi, was born in Tunis on March 24, 1927 and died in Mexico City on 14 August 1986. Son of a diplomat, in 1939 he and his family into exile in the direction of France and then to Mexico. He studied at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), he became professor of literature and wrote the thesis on Baudelaire, poet existential (1951). (Similarly see: Adam Sandler).

He taught at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at UNAM in Mexico City College and at the French Institute of Latin America (IFAL). Collaborated in the Spains, the most prestigious journal in exile, in the Bulletin of the Union of Intellectuals Spanish / Mexico and in the cultural magazines a La Gazette Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico in Culture, Prometheus, Journal of the University Mexico, among many other publications. He was part of the founders of the magazine New Cinema and the University Film Club, Film Club and director of IFAL. He directed the film magazines Film Truth, magazine programs and Camera. He wrote the foreword to screenplay by Calle Mayor, Juan Antonio Bardem. He collaborated in the filming of Roots (1953, International Critics Prize at Cannes), by Benito Alazraki, Torero (1956), Carlos Velo, Nazario (1958), by Luis Bunuel and Sonatas (1959), Bardem, titles important in the history of Hispanic cinema.

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