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Manuel A. Alonso

Alonso was born in San Juan on October 6th 1822. He studied at the Seminario de San Ildefonso in Puerto Rico. Later in 1842 he moved to Barcelona, Spain where he studied medicine specializing in mental disorders. In 1849 Alonso published "El Gíbaro" (old spelling), a book of poetry and prose that is considered a "criollismo" full of costumbrismos puertorriqueños. Alonso wrote other poetic anthologies on Puerto Rico. He continued practicing medicine and also served as editor of a political publication. Alonso died in San Juan on Nov 4, 1889.


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