Pedro J. Labarthe

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Pedro J. Labarthe
BornPedro Juan Labarthe López de Victoria
21 June 1905
Ponce, Puerto Rico
DiedMarch 1966
San Juan, Puerto Rico[1]
Occupationpoet, journalist, novelist, and essayist
NationalityPuerto Rican

Pedro Juan Labarthe López de Victoria (21 June 1905 – March 1966[2]) was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist.[3]

Birth place, training and life[edit]

Pedro Juan Labarthe López de Victoria was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1905.[4] As an adult he moved from Puerto Rico to New York City to study at Columbia University. He earned professional success and embraced the American way of life,[5] and subsequently wrote various books and essays documenting the experiences of the Puerto Rican migration to New York.

Books by Labarthe López de Victoria[edit]

The following are books written by Labarthe:[6]

  • The Son of Two Nations: The Private Life of a Columbia Student. (1931)
  • Antología de Poetas Contemporaneos de Puerto Rico. (1946)
  • Mary Smith. (1958)
  • Pueblo: Golgota del Espiritu. (1938)


  1. ^ Armando Torres León. Los Municipios de Puerto Rico y Su Historia y Su Cultura: PONCE, La Perla del Sur. Santurce, Puerto Rico: Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico. Programa Regular de Educación. Programa Editorial. Celeste Benitez, Secretaria de Educación. 1992. p. 155.
  2. ^ The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature: The twentieth century. Ed. by Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker
  3. ^ Ponceños Ilustres. Municipality of Ponce. Archived 2014-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico". Archived from the original on 14 September 2004. Retrieved 2 June 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link).
  5. ^ The Literature of the Puerto Rican Migration in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. By Edna Acosta-Belen. In ADE Bulletin. (Vol. 091 (Winter 1988), Pages 56-62)
  6. ^ Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1.

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