Eduardo Blanco Amor

Category: Writer
Birth Date: 8th September 1897 (†2nd January 1979)
Birth Place: Ourense

He emigrated to Buenos Aires and there he devoted himself to journalism, poetry and oratory. He edited the magazines A terra and Céltiga and was in touch with the literary circles in Argentina. He travelled to Spain as a correspondent and got in touch with Spanish poets of the 1927 generation, especially with Federico García Lorca, who had published Seis poemas galegos with a preface by Blanco Amor. In Madrid, he took charge of editing the magazine Ciudad. He worked as a Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Science in Uruguay. He was also the manager of the Spanish Chamber Theatre in Buenos Aires.

 Work & Activities

POETRY He published Romances galegos in Buenos Aires (1928). Apart from this book he published Poema en catro tempos (1931), which can be considered his best contribution to Galician poetry, the poetry book written in Castilian language titled En soledad amena (1941), Cancioneiro (1956) and Horizonte evadido (1963), which is also written in Castilian language. NARRATIVE He started to publish on the magazine Nós three chapters of his first novel A escaleira de Jacob but it would not be totally published. Thus, his narrative production began after the war with the novel La catedral y el niño (The cathedral and the child) published in Buenos Aires in 1949. The book A Esmorga also appeared in this city in 1959. In 1962 Blanco Amor himself translated this book into Castilian language titled La parranda. That same year the publishing house Galaxia published a storybook titled Os biosbardos, which is a series of autobiographical short stories set in Ourense. In 1963, he entered his book Los miedos for the Nadal Prize. His narrative production finished in 1972 with the publication of the work Xente ao lonxe. THEATRE Blanco Amor published two volumes of theatre plays: Farsa para títeres (1973) and Teatro para a xente (1975). ESSAY He contributed to this genre with works like Chile a la vista, El Padre Feijoo, Volviendo a Ortega y Gasset, Castelao and Las buenas maneras.

 Other Interesting Aspects

The Galician Academy dedicated him ?O Día das Letras Galegas? (The Day of the Galcian Letters) in 1993.