Henrique Rabuñal Corgo


Category: Professor and writer
Birth Date: 6th November 1962
Birth Place: Pastoriza - Arteixo (A Coruña)
Telephone: 981210438 - 667917909
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 Curriculum

H. R. C. took a doctor's degree in Galician- Portuguese Philology at Santiago University. He is a member of the Association of Writers in Galician Language, coordinator of 'Manuel Murguía' Contest for short novels, sub-director of the magazine 'Algalia' and literature teacher at 'Manuel Murgía' Secondary Education. He took part in many congresses with published reports about Galician language, literature and theatre. We can read some of his works about Feixó de Araúxo, Lugrís Freire, A. Bóveda, Blanco Amor, Guerra de la Cal, Anxo Casal, Carvallo Calero, Luís Seoane, Celso Emilio Ferreiro and Xavier Seoane in the minutes of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth congresses about Galician-Portuguese Language, the minutes of the first and second Congress of Lusitanian Literatures and in the volumes O fenómeno literario nos países lusófonos and Homenagem ao Prof. Carvalho Calero. According to Ch. A. Ferguson, he studied with Gil Hernández the concept 'diglosia' in 1989.

 Work & Activities

He wrote the poetry books Paixón e morte dun condenado (1984), Poemas da luz e da locura (1992) and O tempo demorado nos marmelos (2000). He also wrote the poems ?Hino à minha ria?, ?Apenas duas palavras?, ?Alimenta-me amor?, ?Brancos papeis de memória?, ?Como o sol às rosas?, ?Cita em mim? (1990), ?A um amigo certo? (1998), ?Ao voltar do cimério?, ?Poema de bairro? (1999). Theatre plays: A noite das noites (Prize awarded by the Galician Dramatic School, 1985, it was performed for the first time in 1988), Oratio mare / O cântico Orfeu (1988), Cousas de Itaca (1988), Desesperados (1990), Diálogo da Furoca(1991), Maternidade (1992), Louvor de Pero Meogo (1992), Do goberno bipartito á autovía funeral (it was performed for the first time in 1992), Xuízo a Curros (1993), Amlet, voz e verbo (1999), Múmias no país de Luzetro (2000) and A gaiola de Jenaro Marinhas (2001). Narrative books: Abril (1985), Epistolario en catro tempos, Umha tarde em Compostela (1986), As Weissleiver (1987), A severa sinagoga (1988), A morte de Frank Hengist (1989), Carta á Balteira (1991), Lenita, A última galiña, O dedo de Abelardo Souto (1993), O feiticeiro de porcos (1995), De fêmeas e fenas (1997), A fariña das horas (1998), Ao pé do Trintón (1998) and Telegrama con vida incorporada (1999). As an essayist, he published an edition of O marinheiro (1985) by Pessoa, Alexandre Bóveda: bandeira da nossa rendençâo (1991), three books for the pre-university course about Luz Pozo, Méndez Ferrín and Carlos Casares (1993), Textos e contextos do teatro galego (1994), Rafael Dieste: a grandeza e o misterio (1995), Manuel Murguia (1999), A Coruña na historia (1999), Manuel Martínez Murguía (1999), Manuel Murguía e Arteixo(2000), Jenaro Marinhas del Valle, a vida escura (2000), an edition of La primera luz by Murguía (2000), Evocación de Manuel Murguía (2000), Obra de Manuel Murguía (2000), Carvalho Calero e o teatro (2000), A miña paixón por Murguía (2001), Reflexons sobre o teatro galego (2001), O Padre Sarmiento. Arquivo da lingua e cronista da patria (2002). He collaborated in the books Prontuario ortofráfico galego, Guía de verbos galegos and Estudio crítico das normas ortográficas e morfolóxicas do idioma galego (2nd edition, 1989). He dedicated his minor thesis and doctoral thesis to theatre. In 1992, he took part in the edition of Alba de Gloria by Castelao with illustrations by Facal. Rabuñal Corgo also published the volumes Relatos, Airadas de palabras and Tecendo Panos. He collaborated in the volumes Volver a Murguía and Manuel Murguía. Instantes de una vida. He also published many articles and essays in several magazines and newspapers such as El Ideal Gallego, Cadernos da Escola Dramática Galega, La Voz de Galicia, O Ensino A Nosa Terra, Cadernos do Pobo, El Correo Gallego, Nós, Agália, Luzes de Galiza, Casahamlet, Boletín Informativo Municipal de Arteixo, Copyright, Enclave, Raigame, etc. He also wrote the script of the video film Dez anos de cultura e palabras en Arteixo. O certame ?Manuel Murguía? and the script about Arteixo Renova Arteixo. Renova Galicia.

 Other Interesting Aspects

Henrique Rabuñal got many prizes in different contests such as: - Literary Contest in Culleredo. - 'Breogán' prize (tales). - 'Galaico-Leonés' prize (narrative). - 'Meigas e Trasgos' prize (poetry). - Short theatre prize at the Galician Drama School. - 'O Facho' prize (tales for children). - 'D. A. de Andrade' prize (poetry). - First contest 'Mayo Literario'. He also got the distinction 'Arteixán del año 1994' and 'Carvallo Calero' prize for linguistic and literary research. He is sub-director of the Galician Encyclopaedia, Ir Indo Publications.