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Luis Monguio: Memorias de un Hombre de Accion y Pensamiento

Monguio, Luis
Polt, John
Luis Monguio: Memorias de un Hombre de Accion y Pensamiento
Family and youth in Spain; education at the University of Barcelona, 1923-1926, and at the University of Madrid, 1926-1928, in law; career in the diplomatic services before and during the Spanish Civil War, 1930-1939; thoughts on Second Spanish Republic; marriage to Helen Arnett; immigration to the United States; graduate studies at Berkeley in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1940-1942; service in United States Army military intelligence; teaching at Mills College, 1941-1942, 1946-1957, and at UC Berkeley, 1957-1975; return to Spain after Franco's death; marriage to Alicia Colombí; teaching activities in retirement; thoughts on the future of Hispanic studies, teaching literature, and literary criticism. Comments on Rafael Ballesteros, Ramón del Valle Inclán, José Ortega y Gasset, Antoni Rubio i Lluch, Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado, S. Griswold Morley, Arturo Torres Ríoseco, Gabriela Mistral, Rudolf Schevill, Fernando Alegría, Antonio Rodríguez-Moñino, and others.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Interview date(s):
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Monguio, Luis. "Luis Mongulo: Memorias de un Hombre de Accion y Pensamiento." Interview by John Polt in 1996. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2003.