José Manuel Briceño Guerrero
Portrait of José Manuel Briceño.
José Manuel Briceño Guerrero
March 6, 1929
|Died||October 31, 2014 85) (aged|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
José Manuel Briceño Guerrero (Palmarito, Apure, Venezuela, 6 March 1929 - Mérida, 31 October 2014)was a Venezuelan writer, philologist and philosopher. A large part of his work was published under the pen-name Jonuel Brigue.
After doctoring in Vienna in 1961with a thesis entitled “The Socio-Psychological Foundations of Latin American Spanish,” Briceño Guerrero worked for decades as Professor of Philosophy and Classical languages at the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida. In 1981 he was awarded the Venezuelan Premio Nacional de Ensayo, and in 1996 the Premio Nacional de Cultura (Literatura). He is considered one of the most influential and original Latin-American thinkers, and some of his works have been translated into French and German, some as part of the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works.
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