They say that whoever ran into savior novo he was simply somewhat mesmerized by his presence.
Since he was a teenager, he had already plucked his eyebrows, which gave him a rather ambiguous appearance. what made it shine (and also to be quite feared) was the acidity of his comments.
They say that, when he was very young, Novo decided to enter the courtyard of the School of Jurisprudence with quite striking golden sandals, which unleashed a series of insults and whistles.
Some say that the writer hoped to unleash this reaction, because that amused him (and a lot). Instead of feeling intimidated this made him feel superior for daring and because no one who made fun of him could deny his talent and intelligence.
Portrait of Salvador Novo made by Manuel Rodríguez Lozano. Source: gibberish
An accessory perhaps as (or more) famous than Novo was his wig red. Everyone recognized him just for his tonality and artificiality. Salvador Novo toured Mexico City with that wig, which was fascinating.
But that was not all, because this great writer loved to receive his friends at his house with their Chinese robes and on some occasions he even put on makeup.
With his daring way of being, Salador Novo ended up earning the respect of the people. He was an intellectual who was recognized on the street, he gave his opinion on television and he was quite flattered because everyone wanted to be part of his chronicles.
That was vain It was only a part of his personality, since he always stood out for being one of the most hard-working writers.
He became famous for making memorable meals at his home in Coyoacan. Those who went to his theater could live with great personalities from Mexico City, from Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Fito Best Maugard to extraordinary theater actresses.
People respected him and that was present when he entered any site. No matter what he was wearing or what he said.
Salvador Novo liked to wear a ring on each finger of his hands. Although he was homosexual, he proposed to Beatriz Aguirre because he wanted to have a child.
Salvador Novo. Source: Free Letters
But he was also an extremely detailed man, one of those that now there are almost no. It turns out that he sent a sonnet to all his friends in December to say goodbye to the year.
However, Salvador Novo was an extremely lonely man. He did not have a permanent partner, although it is known that he had a passionate affair with Federico García Lorca, when they met in Argentina and even he was preparing his trip to live in Mexico when he was murdered.
The most scandalous (and eccentric) of Novo were his memoirs entitled the pillar of salt, which were published 25 years after he died, that is, in 1999. In this book the writer did a kind of self-psychoanalysis to try to explain his personality.
En the pillar of saltShamelessly, she narrates all her sexual adventures since she was 5 years old. He recounts what life was like in Mexico City at the time of the Revolution and even talks about the 41 and that he met some of the survivors of this dance that took place in 1901.
Salvador Novo narrates in this extraordinary (and much feared) book what life was like for transvestites and what the private life of several of their friends and enemies was like, which fortunately shows us a completely different face from the many that already they knew each other about him.