Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish Writer

July 3, 1888 is the birthday of the prolific and poetic Spanish writer, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, born in Madrid, Spain.  While educated at the University of Madrid Law School, he chose another professional, gifting the world with one less lawyer and one more extraordinary literary talent.  Serna penned short stories, plays, novels, biographies, radio shows, and editorials.  A highlight of his writing was his innovation of the “gregueria”, which is magical blend of humor and metaphor forming semi-aphoristic phrases of dazzling poetic imagery.

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