Enrique Arturo Laguerre
Moca, P.R. 1906 – Carolina, P.R. 2005
Enrique Laguerre was an omnipresent witness of our 20th Century. He is the most prolific Puerto Rican novelist whose works form an authentic social chronicle essential for our collective memory. He is author of the novels “La Llamarada”, “Solar Montoya”, “La Resaca”, “Los dedos de la mano”, “La Ceiba en el tiesto”, “El laberinto”, “Cauce sin río” and “Los amos benévolos”, among others. His literary work has surpassed island barriers and has been situated in Hispanic American literary canon. He was a school teacher and school director, a university professor, director of the educational initiative for UNESCO and recurrent columnist for the Puerto Rican newspaper “El Mundo”. He was an analyst and critic of the Puerto Rican emigration to New York and also of the exaggerated emphasis that materialism and unbalanced consumerism receive in the Puerto Rican society. In 1999 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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