Luis Cernuda

Mr Luis Cernuda was a Spanish poet active in the early- to mid-20th century. He was born in Seville, Spain in 1902 and during the Second World War studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England.

The Great Oriental Plane Tree in the Fellows' Garden at Emmanuel College, Cambridge is noted to have served as inspiration for one of his most famous poems, 'El Arból', in which he describes the tree as standing like a legend, with a hint of Eden, in a walled garden.

Sources:

Emmanuel College, 'About Emmanuel', < http://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/about/virtual/clickmap/location.cfm?locid=110> [accessed 10 December 2007]

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