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LUIS LLORENS TORRES
(1876-1944)

Luis Lloréns Torres was born in Collores in the municipality of Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico on May 14, 1876. A multi-talented gentleman, Luis studied in Spain and became a lawyer by profession but also dwelled into politics and drama as a writer. His work is nationalistic and is known as "criollismo," because it tells of customs and traditions of the island. Lloréns Torres founded La Revista de las Antillas, a literary publication in 1913. His books include Al Pie de la Alhambra, Sonetos Sinfónicos, Voces de la Campana Mayor and Alturas de America. His "décimas" are works not only of art but of love. Lloréns died in San Juan on June 16, 1944.


Valle de Collores

Claroscuro

Copla Mulata

Vida Criolla