Grau, Jacinto

Grau, Jacinto häthēnˈtō grou [key], 1877–1958, Spanish dramatist, b. Barcelona. Participating in Spain's early-20th-century literary renaissance, Grau slowly gained recognition for his strikingly original plays. El conde Alarcos (1917) and a biblical drama, El hijo pródigo (1918), are well known, but his masterpiece is El señor de Pigmalión (1921), a blend of allegory, lyrical fantasy, and buffoonery. After the Spanish civil war, Grau went to Argentina, where he spent the rest of his life.

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