Cernuda, Luis(lo͞oēs` thārno͞o`thä), 1904–63, Spanish poet. Cernuda fled Spain after the Spanish civil war and taught abroad. His works include La realidad y el deseo [reality and desire] (1936), a collection of his delicate surrealist verse; and Ocnos (1942), a prose lyric. He has also written about contemporary Spanish poetry (1957) and English lyric poetry (1958).
See The Poetry of Luis Cernuda (bilingual ed. 1971); studies by J. A. Coleman (1964) and P. Silver (1965).