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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Salarrué

Salvador Salazar Arrué

 
 
Salarrué Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 21, 2015
1. Salarrué Marker
Inscription. (1899-1975)
Uno de lo mas grandes intelectuales y artistas salvadoreñas del siglo XX. Fue poeta, narrador, ensayista, pintor, critico de arte, periodista y diplomatico.

Personificacion del talento creador nacional: expansivo y autodidacta, sensible e iconoclasta, candoroso y rebelde. Buena parte de su obra – la narrativa particularmente – constituye un verdadero compendio, del “alma nacido”, misma que Salarrué se atrevió a describir, promover y reinterpretar como muy pocos lo han hecho, antes y despues de el.

San Salvador, Jardin de los Artistas.

Julio de 2006.

Escultor donante: Camilo Bonilla

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte, CONCULTURA

Fragmento
-(…!Oh soñadores!, cuanto se ganaria si a cada historia se añadiria perfume y una musica intrinsecos, cohesivos, que produjeran la alma pura…
Todos asentimos en silencio, recordando la alquimia sublime de Amaremó; y permanecimos asi callados, hasta que el narrador empezó a hablarnos del pais de Saudala, cuyos hombres esculpuen el hielo, persiguiendo una forma de belleza que se desvanece tan pronto como se ha logrado; y hablando de esa constancia y amor a lo oculto, su voz se hacia triste, y era como una voz que sonrie llorando.
Salarrue,
“O Yarkandal”

English
Wide view of Salarrué Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 21, 2015
2. Wide view of Salarrué Marker
translation:

One of the greatest intellectuals and artists of El Salvador of the 20th century. He was a poet, narrator, essayist, painter, art critic, journalist and diplomat.

The personification of national creative talent; expansive and self-taught, sensible and iconoclast, candid and rebellious. A good part of his work – the narrative particularly – makes up a true compendium, of the “born soul”, the same that Salarrué dared to describe, promote and reinterpret as few have done, before and after him.

San Salvador, Garden of the Artists.

July 2006.

Donating sculptor: Camilo Bonilla
National Council for Culture and the Arts, CONCULTURA

Fragment [a quote follows from Salarrué’s book O-Yarkandal]

 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 13° 41.588′ N, 89° 14.475′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Teatro Presidente on Calle Circunvalacion in the San Benito neighborhood of San Salvador.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agustín Barrios (here, next to this marker); Pancho Lara (a few steps from this marker); Claudia Lars (a few steps from this marker); Valero Lecha (a few steps from this marker); Allegory to the Constitution of 1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (approx. half a kilometer away); Sérgio Vieira de Mello (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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