|Name Aquiles Nazoa|
|Books A Small Nativity|
Siblings Hannibal Nazoa
|Born 17 May 1920 (1920-05-17) Caracas, Venezuela|
Died April 26, 1976, Caracas, Venezuela
Movies The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon
Parents Micaela Nazoa, Rafael Gonzalez
Similar People Andres Eloy Blanco, Guillermo Meneses, Carlos Hugo Christensen, Salvador Garmendia, Teresa de la Parra
El Credo de Aquiles Nazoa - Poemas para adultos - Con subtítulos
Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture.
- El Credo de Aquiles Nazoa Poemas para adultos Con subtítulos
- Los martirios de col n de federico ruiz aquiles nazoa
- Published works
He worked in the newspaper El Universal as a packer, later becoming a proof-reader. He had also begun to read English and French which allowed him to work simultaneously as a tourist guide in the Museo de Bellas Artes. He became the correspondent of El Universal in Puerto Cabello and was arrested in 1940 for defamation and slanderous allegations when criticising the Municipal authorities.
He worked in Tropical Radio, had a column in El Universal entitled Punta de lanza (spearhead), and was reporter for the newspaper Últimas Noticias. He collaborated in the weekly magazine El Morrocoy Azul and the newspaper El Nacional. He wrote for the Colombian magazine, Sábado (Saturday) and lived a year in Cuba. In 1945, he became editor of the magazine Fantoches. In 1956, he was expelled from the country by the regime of Marcos Pérez Jiménez, but returned in 1958.
In 1948, Nazoa obtained the Premio Nacional de Periodismo (National Journalism Prize) in the humour and customs section. He was also awarded the Premio Municipal de Literatura del Distrito Federal (Municipal Prize for Literature of the Federal District) in 1967.
He died in an automobile accident between Caracas and Valencia.
Los martirios de col n de federico ruiz aquiles nazoa
- Aquiles is the Spanish name of the Greek hero Achilles.
- Museo de Bellas Artes is the Museum of Fine Arts.
- Morrocoy is a common Venezuelan species of tortoise. Azul is blue.
- Fantoches are buffoons or puppets.
- Mientras el palo va y viene seems figuratively to refer to his time in exile. "While the club swings, the ribs recover".