José Asunción    SilvaNovember 27, 1865–   May 23, 1896
LIFEBorn into a cultured Bogotá family,Silva had a carefree life. When hewas hardly ten, he wrote his firstpoems. In 1882 ...
His trip              LIFE          into Europe influenced      hisstyle. The death of his father and thefinancial struggl...
LIFEIn 1892, his beloved sister Elviradied. In 1895, Silvas only majorwork of prose was lost in ashipwreck. Under the weig...
LIFEBesides, his familys enormousdebts, Silva collapsed and hecommitted suicide .
DEATHOn May 24, 1896, a house maidfound Silva dead in his bed; hehad shot himself in the nightbefore. Prior to his death, ...
WORKS  The poem "Nocturno"(Nocturnal) was his most   famous work, 1908.
WORKS THE HOME NIGHTS I love happiness of the simple home I desire its placid tenderness I want that it rest on my knees t...
WORKS1925    All of his        literary works        have been        published        after his death
IN HONOR OF SILVAOn the centenary of his        death
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  1. 1. José Asunción SilvaNovember 27, 1865– May 23, 1896
  2. 2. LIFEBorn into a cultured Bogotá family,Silva had a carefree life. When hewas hardly ten, he wrote his firstpoems. In 1882 he traveled toEngland, Switzerland, and France,and there, he met with otherromantic writers.
  3. 3. His trip LIFE into Europe influenced hisstyle. The death of his father and thefinancial struggles of his family , Silvawas forced to return to Colombia.
  4. 4. LIFEIn 1892, his beloved sister Elviradied. In 1895, Silvas only majorwork of prose was lost in ashipwreck. Under the weight ofthese two events.
  5. 5. LIFEBesides, his familys enormousdebts, Silva collapsed and hecommitted suicide .
  6. 6. DEATHOn May 24, 1896, a house maidfound Silva dead in his bed; hehad shot himself in the nightbefore. Prior to his death, heasked his doctor to mark theexact location of his heart.The house where he lived, is
  7. 7. WORKS The poem "Nocturno"(Nocturnal) was his most famous work, 1908.
  8. 8. WORKS THE HOME NIGHTS I love happiness of the simple home I desire its placid tenderness I want that it rest on my knees the little blonde head of some child Jose A. Silva
  9. 9. WORKS1925 All of his literary works have been published after his death
  10. 10. IN HONOR OF SILVAOn the centenary of his death

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