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Dr Enrique Tomás Blanco Géigel

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Dr Enrique Tomás Blanco Géigel

Birth
San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 12 Apr 1971 (aged 84)
San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Plot 179
Memorial ID 151448498 View Source
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Doctor, literary critic, poet, novelist. Son of Tomás Blanco González, from Asturias and Adela Sabina (Eladia Altagracia) Géigel González, from San Juan. His parents married on October 10, 1885 on Iglesia San Francisco de Asís, in San Juan.

Wrote "Prontuario histórico de Puerto Rico", "Los vates" (novel), "Los aguinaldos del infante" and "El prejuicio racial en Puerto Rico: Sobre Palés Matos".

In an article published in "Revista del Instituto de Cultura" the following words were used:

"Hombre de espíritu cosmopolita, vasta cultura, fino espíritu crítico y gran sensibilidad estética, dejó obra original y permanente en el variado ámbito de la crítica literaria, la interpretación histórica, la novela, el cuento y la poesía. Fueron señalados en Tomás Blanco el empeño por dilucidar y fijar los rasgos y temas fundamentales de nuestra cultura patria y su esmerado manejo del idioma" (Revista ICP, Año XVIII, 1975, Núm. 67).

In another article his son, Enrique Tomás Blanco Lázaro, describes him as "un caballero hispánico, un excelente padre y un acucioso enamorado de la investigación histórica puertorriqueña [...] un gran caballero para todos los que le trataron y conocieron; un gran amante de Puerto Rico y de lo puertorriqueño más auténtico y legítimo". This also adds that the historian was born in a house on calle De la Luna that was closed to calle San Francisco, where his father,Tomás Blanco González, had his pharmacy. It also lists all of his writings, many of them scattered throughout different newspaper publications (Boletín de la Academia Puertorriqueña de la Historia, Vol. V, Núm. 17, 1 ene 1977: 157-178).


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