Emilio S. Belaval

Emilio S. Belaval (born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on November 8, 1903; died in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1973) was a lawyer and Supreme Judge and writer from Puerto Rico.[1] He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. His 1935 work Los cuentos de la Universidad, including the essay Los problemas de la cultura puertorriqueña, dealt with ideas of Puerto Rican identity with Beleval favoring one centering on "its own geography" rather than any universalism. This aspect is said to place his views at variance to Antonio S. Pedreira's Insularismo, despite the works having some similarities and being published close together in time.[2]

A literary award is named for Emilio S. Belaval.[3]


Partial bibliography

Short-story collections

  • El libro azul (1918)
  • Cuentos para colegialas (1922)
  • Los cuentos de la Universidad (1935)
  • Cuentos para fomentar el turismo (1946)
  • Cuentos de la plaza fuerte (1963)


  • Cuando las flores de Pascua son flores de azahar (1939)
  • La muerte (1953)
  • La novela de una vida simple (1935)
  • La presa de los vencedores (1939)
  • Hay que decir la verdad (1940)
  • La muerte (1953)
  • La vida (1959)
  • El puerto y la mar (1965)
  • Agua de la mala suerte, agua de la buena suerte (1967)


  • Los problemas de la cultura puertorriqueña (1935)
  • El teatro como vehículo de expresión de nuestra cultura (1940)
  • Areyto (1948)
  • La intríngulis puertorriqueña (1952)
  • El ser de lo viviente en el raciovitalismo orteguiano: resumen de una lectura desinteresada (1956)
  • Cultura de la esencialidad humana- Literatura espíritu y tiempo (1959)


  1. ^ Roy-Féquière, Magali (2004). Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-century ... by Magali Roy-Féquière, pg 127 . ISBN 9781592132317. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ Ayala, César J.; Bernabe, Rafael (23 June 2009). Puerto Rico in the American Century by César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe, pgs 120-121 . ISBN 9780807895535. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  3. ^ López-Baralt, Mercedes (2004). Literatura puertorriqueña del siglo XX edited by Mercedes López-Baralt, pg 104 . ISBN 9780847701063. Retrieved 2013-11-05.


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