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Guide to the Abraham Zacarías López Penha letters, 1894-1925 and undated

Summary

Novelist and poet, editor of the modernist journal REVISTA AZUL. Born to a Jewish family in 1865 in Willemstad, Curacao, emigrated to Colombia in 1887, died in 1927 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Collection features letters to López Penha from a wide variety of Latin American and European literary and intellectual figures, many of them Jewish. Correspondents include Venezuelan journalist Nicanor Bolet Peraza; Peruvian novelists Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera and Clorinda Matto de Turner; Cuban authors Aurelia Castillo de Gonzáles and Enrique Hernandez Miyares; English novelist H. Rider Haggard; Mexican poet Amado Nervo; European Jewish activists Max Simon Nordau, Angel Pulido, and Israel Zangwill; Spanish authors Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Miguel de Unamuno; and many others. The majority of the letters are written in Spanish, a few are in English.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00823
Title
Abraham Zacarías López Penha letters
Date
1894-1925 and undated
Creator
López Penha, A. Z. (Abraham Zacarías), 1865-1927
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in Spanish

Collection Overview

Collection features letters to López Penha from a wide variety of Latin American and European literary and intellectual figures, many of them Jewish. Correspondents include Venezuelan journalist Nicanor Bolet Peraza; Peruvian novelists Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera and Clorinda Matto de Turner; Cuban authors Aurelia Castillo de Gonzáles and Enrique Hernandez Miyares; English novelist H. Rider Haggard; Mexican poet Amado Nervo; European Jewish activists Max Simon Nordau, Angel Pulido, and Israel Zangwill; Spanish authors Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Miguel de Unamuno; and many others. The majority of the letters are written in Spanish, a few are in English.

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Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by last name of writer.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], in the Abraham Zacarías López Penha Letters, 1894-1925 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Novelist and poet, editor of the modernist journal REVISTA AZUL. Born to a Jewish family in 1865 in Willemstad, Curacao, emigrated to Colombia in 1887, died in 1927 in Barranquilla, Colombia.


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Provenance

Purchase, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, February 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, February 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0155