Helena Cortés

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Helena Cortés Gabaudan (born December 13, 1962 in Salamanca ) is a Spanish literary scholar and translator.


Helena Cortés Gabaudan became Professor of German Studies at the University of Vigo in 1992 . In 2005 she was appointed director of the Instituto Cervantes in Bremen and later became director of the Instituto Cervantes Hamburg until 2015 .

Cortés is a translator of German literature into Spanish. Her Hölderlin biography La vida en verso , published in 2014, was named Biography of the Year by the El País newspaper .

Cortés was accepted into the German Academy for Language and Poetry in 2018 .

Fonts (selection)

  • Claves para una lectura de Hiperión . Madrid: Hiperión, 1996
  • La vida en verso . Madrid: Hiperión, 2014

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Helena Cortés Gabaudan , near Toletum
  2. Lehr and Popp are new members , in: Börsenblatt , November 16, 2018