On September 5, 1914, in the Chilean town of San Fabián de Alico, Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval, poet, mathematician and physicist, was born.

On this day (September 5), 1914, in the Chilean town of San Fabián de Alico, Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval, poet, mathematician and physicist, was born.
In 1932 he left his house to move to Santiago, without financial means, with the idea of ​​entering the Police School. However, thanks to the mediation of Gonzalo Latorre Salamanca, the League of Poor Students awarded him a scholarship to attend the last year of secondary school at the Barros Arana National Boarding School.
In 1933 he entered the Pedagogical Institute of the University of Chile, where he studied Mathematics and Physics. To finance his studies, he continued to be linked to his old boarding school, working alongside Millas and Pedraza as an inspector.
In 1937 he graduated as a mathematics professor from the University of Chile, and began to teach in secondary schools in Santiago. That same year he published his first collection of poems, Cancionero sin name, highly influenced by the work of Federico García Lorca.
The catastrophic Chillán earthquake in January 1939, which surprised him working as an inspector at the Liceo de Hombres brought forward his return to Santiago, where he continued to teach physics at his old boarding school and mathematics at the School of Arts and Crafts.
He returned from the United States between 1945 and 1946, as a physicist specializing in indeterminacy and relativity, to become a full professor of Rational Mechanics at the University of Chile.
As a curiosity to mention that on September 5, 2014 Parra turned one hundred years old, for which a series of activities were organized commemorating his life and work, such as exhibitions with his "artifacts" and a massive "paraphrasing" of one of his poems, «El hombre imaginario».
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- hey, do you have a minute?
-if
- I'm going to recite you a poem
- let's see
- " with a six and a four
here's your portrait"
- ...
- what do you think?
- ...
- hello?
- ...
- did you like it?
- I'm in shock

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