Tuesday, August 16, 2016
León de Greiff
Francisco de Asís León Bogislao de Greiff Haeusler (1895 –1976), was a Colombian poet known for his stylistic innovations and deliberately eclectic use of obscure lexicon.
Best known simply as León de Greiff, he often used different pen names. The most popular were Leo le Gris and Gaspar de Nuit. The name León was given after Leo Tolstoy.
De Greiff was one of the founders of Los Panidas, a literary and artistic group established in 1915 in the city of Medellín.
León de Greiff with Gabriel García Márquez.