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Biography of Amado Nervo

Amado Nervo

Amado Ruiz de Nervo, also known as Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo, was born on August 27, 1870 in Tepic, Mexico.

As a young man Nervo lost his father at the age of 13 and went on to become a successful journalist. He started the La Revista Moderna (the Modern Review) with Jesús Valenzuela and spent the first part of the 20th century in Europe, particularly Paris. While there, he met Ana Cecilia Luisa Dailliez and was soon married.

After, Nervo moved back to Mexico where he would become plenipotentiary minister to Argentina and Uruguay. Nervo and Dailliez lived happily together until her death in 1912. Amado became greatly depressed, thus writing his greatest work La Amada Inmóvil (The Motionless Loved One), published in 1922.

Amado Nervo was a modernist, much like Rubén Darío. His works deal with love and religion, both Christianity and Hinduism. Nervo may be the most popular Mexican poet of the 19th century.

Amado Nervo Poetry

  • At Peace (Includes the original "En Paz"). About the poet being content with his own life.
  • Family Love (Includes the original "Amor Filial"). The love for a man's parents.