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us: Henríquez Ureña, Pedro, 1884-1946


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    • us: Ureña, Pedro Henríquez, 1884-1946
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    • found: Antologia del centenario ... 1910.
    • found: Versos, 2012: front flap (born June 29, 1884 in Santo Domingo [Dominican Republic]; died May 11, 1946 in Buenos Aires [Argentina]; essayist, philologist, humanist, poet, and educator)
    • found: Encyclopedia Britannica website, August 9, 2017: (Pedro Henríquez Ureña; born June 29, 1884, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; died May 11, 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; critic; philologian; educator; essayist; one of the most influential critic-scholars in 20th-century Latin America and one of its best prose writers; his father, a doctor, became president of the Dominican Republic, and his mother was a poet and teacher; After finishing his secondary education in the Dominican Republic, he went to Columbia University in New York City and continued his studies in Cuba, Mexico, and Spain, where he was influenced by the work of the great philologist Ramón Menéndez Pidal; from 1924 until his death he lived in Argentina, where he worked as a university professor and wrote for scholarly publications and newspapers; promoted culture with the philosopher Alejandro Korn and the Spanish scholar and critic Amado Alonso; superintendent of education in the Dominican Republic (1931-1933); delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard (1940-1941); his best-known books are Seis ensayos en busca de nuestra expresión (1928) about the particularities of Latin American literature; Literary Currents in Hispanic America (1945) (the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) and Historia de la cultura en la América Hispánica (1947; A Concise History of Latin American Culture); also wrote technical studies on Spanish versification, collected in his Estudios de versificación española (1961); Gramática castellana (1938-39), a Spanish grammar in collaboration with Amado Alonso; and an erudite study of colonial literature in Hispaniola, La cultura y las letras coloniales en Santo Domingo (1936))
    • found: La utopía de América, 2015: title page (Pedro Henríquez Ureña) cover front flap (born June 29, 1884, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; died May 11, 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; critic; philologian; educator; essayist; university professor in Mexico (1906-1913), the United States (1915-1916), Argentina and the Dominican Republic) {https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pedro-Henriquez-Urena}
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