About The Author

Jaime Martínez Tolentino

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Jaime Martínez Tolentino (born Salinas, Puerto Rico, January 10, 1943) is a Puerto Rican writer.[1]

1 Early life and education

2 Academic career

3 Writing career

4. Publications

4.1 Fiction – books

4.2 Fiction – short stories and one-act plays

4.3 Non-fiction – books

4.4 Non-fiction in journals and newspapers

5 Awards

6 References

1. Early life and education

At the age of four, Martinez Tolentino contracted polio, which has left him crippled.[2] In 1951, he and his family emigrated to New York City where he lived until 1966. He attended New York University where he majored in French and French literature, while also studying Spanish literature and German. As an undergraduate he participated actively in the theater.

2. Academic career

After earning a B.A. and an M.A in French literature, he returned, briefly, to his native Puerto Rico where he was named French professor at The University of Puerto Rico. Then he left for Europe to pursue further studies. In France, he studied French at the Sorbonne, and then he relocated to Spain, where he studied both French and Hispanic Literature. He received a Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Madrid, and then he returned to Puerto Rico.[1][3]

Between 1970 and 1984, Martinez Tolentino taught French at the Mayaguez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, and he also published three books on French. Also during this period, he published a full-length play, and in 1984, he directed its staged version. One of his short stories was adapted for the stage in Puerto Rico in 1979.[4]

3. Writing career

It was also during this period that he joined the group of young Puerto Rican writers connected to the literary magazine Mester: the novelist Carmelo Rodríguez Torres, the narrator Wilfredo Ruiz Oliveras, and the poets Luis Cartañá and Sotero Rivera Avilés. Under their influence, Martinez Tolentino began publishing short stories in journals and newspapers, and in 1975, he edited an anthology of their short stories. In 1980, he published his play La imagen del otro, and three years later, an original collection of short stories of the fantastic.[5]

As he continued publishing in Spanish, his interest in Hispanic literature grew. He began taking graduate courses in Spanish and Puerto Rican literature, and then taught Spanish literature at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, while still also teaching French at the UPR.[6]

In 1984, Martinez Tolentino resigned from his position as a French professor. He attended Purdue University in Indiana, where he acquired fluency in Portuguese, and then he transferred to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he received a second M.A. and a second Ph.D., both of these in Spanish and Latin American literature.

In 1990, he became a Spanish professor at the State University of New York’s College at Buffalo, where he continued writing and producing plays.[7] He retired from teaching in 2002, but not from writing and publishing.

4. Publications

Fiction – books – Author

1. La imagen del otro(Drama). San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1980.

2. Cuentos fantásticos. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1983.

3. Desde el fondo del caracol y otros cuentos taínos. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1992.

4. Cuando cae la noche. Miami: La Pereza Ediciones, 2013.

5. Taino (Spanish-language edition).  Madrid: Ediciones Altera, 2014.

Non-fiction – books – Author

6. Normas ortográficas del francés. Boston: Florentia Publishers, 1977.

7. Le Verbe français. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1979.

8. El indiano en las comedias de Lope de Vega. Acta Columbina 15. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1991.

9. Literatura hispánica e hispanoamericana: Tres autores revalorados: Ricardo Palma, Julián del Casal y Jacinto Benavente. Problemata lberoamericana 5. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1992.

10. La cronología de “Señas de identidad”, de Juan Goytisolo. Problemata Literaria 13. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1992.

11. La crítica literaria sobre Alfonsina Storni (1945–1980). Problemata Iberoamericana 10. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1997.

12. Dos crónicas desconocidas de Lope de Aguirre. Colección Ciencia, Serie Antropología # 340. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 2012.

13. The Other island: A Memoir. Melbourne, Australia: ASJ Publishing, 2013.

Fiction – Books – Editor

1. Cuentos modernos (Antología). Jaime Martinez Tolentino, Ed., Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial Edil, 1975.

2. El Enfermo imaginario (Annotated Edition of Molière’s Le Malade imaginaire), Jaime Martínez-Tolentino, Ed., New York: Plus        Ultra Educational Publishers, 1977.

3. Veinte siglos después del homicidio. By Carmelo Rodríguez Torres. 3rd ed., Jaime Martínez Tolentino, Ed. and Introduction. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial Antillana, 1980. 13-30.

4. Caminos (selección poética). By Ramón M. Estrada Vega. Jaime Martínez Tolentino, Ed. and prologue. Problemata Iberoamericana 8. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1996: xiii-cvii.

5. Alfonsina Storni: Selección poética. Jaime Martínez Tolentino, Ed. Problemata Iberoamericana 14. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 1998.

6. Caminos (selección poética), 2ª ed. By Ramón M. Estrada Vega.  Prologue by Jaime Martínez Tolentino. USA: Create Space, 2013.

Fiction – short stories and one-act plays in newspapers and journals

1. “La tormenta”, Isla Literaria (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 2.8,9,10 (1971): 14.

2. “Miedo”, Atenea (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), 7.2 (1971): 93-95.

3. “Miedo”, Claridad (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 31 January 1976, Supplemento “En Rojo”: 14.

4. “Miedo”, Momento (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 10 September 1977.

5. “Su regreso”, Inti (Providence, Rhode Island), 12 (1980): 93-97.

6. “Una voz que grita adentro, desde el fondo del caracol”, Renacimiento (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico), 1.2 (1981):113-122.

7. “La armónica mágica”, Gente Joven, (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 4.9 (1982): 60-61.

8. “Esos dioses venidos del bagua”, Alba de América, 6.3-4 (1990): 427-433.

9. “His Return”, Top Ten Short Stories of 1993. Owings Mills, MD: American Literary Press, 1993. 29-33.

10. “El largo sueño de doña Manuela”, Sección “Textos teatrales puertorriqueños,” Boletín del Archivo Nacional de Teatro y Cine del Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Núm. 4 (julio a diciembre de 2005): 237-240.

11.“The Island Across the River,” by Jaime Martinez-Tolentino. [From Chapter 7 of The Other Island: A Memoir. Melbourne, Australia: ASJ Publishing Co., 2013], Yareah Magazine, (NYC), Issue 36, May 27, 2013 – August 5, 2013.

Non-fiction – articles in journals and newspapers

12. “El prefacio de La comedia humana: Un importante documento literario”, Atenea (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), 5.1-2 (1968): 109-116.

13. “Las ciencias biológicas en La Comédie Humaine“, Filologia Moderna (Madrid, Spain), 40-41 (November 1970-February 1971): 111-136.

14. “De la cognomología en la literatura”, La Torre (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico), 20.75-76 (1972): 161-165.

15. “Traducen al francés una novela puertorriqueña”, El Mundo (San Juan, Puerto Rico), December 17, 1978: B-22.

16. “Una introducción al cuento fantástico”, Renacimiento (Río Piedras, Puerto Rico), 1.1 (1981): 15-29.

17. “Nueva novela puertorriqueña es ‘sensacional'”, La Estrella del Oeste (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), 21 April 1982): 7.

18. “Alfonsina Storni y Gabriela Mistral: La poesía como condena o salvación”, Escritura (Caracas, Venezuela), 8.16 (1983): 223-230.

18. “Mi mamá me ama, de Emilio Díaz Valcárcel: Cómo se satiriza una visión distorsionada de Puerto Rico”, Cuadernos Americanos (Mexico, D.F.), 43.252.1 (1984): 216-226.

20. “La familia como fuente de todo mal en El obsceno pájaro de la noche, de José Donoso”, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana (Lima, Peru), 11.23 (1986): 73-79.

21. “La mujer como némesis del hombre en El túnel“, Quaderni Ibero-Americani (Turin, Italy), 16.8.61-62 (December 1986, July – December 1987): 193-200.

22. “Algunas observaciones sobre la novela Al filo del agua suscitadas por un ensayo de Alfonso Reyes”, Escritura (Caracas, Venezuela), 12.23-24 (1987): 123-137.

23. “El salón de Guillermo Martínez”, La Estrella de Puerto Rico (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), 4–10 August 1988: 18.

24. Book Review of In Search of the City: Engels, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, By Marc Eli Blanchard. Romance Quarterly 36.1 (1989): 112-113.

25. “Machado y el alma española en ‘A orillas del Duero'”, Escritura, 15.29 (1990): 85-94.

26. “Las opiniones literarias de Julián Del Casal”, La Torre (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) 5.17 (1991): 19-55.

27. “La irrealización del paisaje en María y Cumandá“, Texto y Contexto (Bogotá, Colombia), 25 (1994): 126-131.

28. “El indiano en tres comedias de Lope de Vega”, Teatro (Alcalá de Henares, Spain) 5 (2001): 83-96.

29. “La génesis de un drama”, Boletín del Archivo Nacional de Teatro y Cine del Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Núm. 4 (julio a diciembre de 2005): 42-45.

30. “On Writing 1st Chapters; Dean Koontz’s Strangers”, April 16, 2001: Barnes & Noble.com

31. 1st INSTALLMENT OF “Mulberry Street,” ANGIE’S DIARY, November 29, 2012, http://angiesdiary.com/stories/mulberry-street-13/

32. 2nd INSTALLMENT OF “Mulberry Street,” ANGIE’S DIARY, December 6, 2012, http://angiesdiary.com/stories/mulberry-street-23/

33. 3RD INSTALLMENT OF “Mulberry Street,” ANGIE’S DIARY, December 12, 2012, http://angiesdiary.com/stories/mulberry-street-33/

34. “Mami…Papi”, an excerpt from my memoir “The Other Island,” ANGIE’S DIARY, December 17th, 2012,        http://angiesdiary.com/stories/mami-papi/

35. Christmas in Puerto Rico, ANGIE’S DIARY, December 24th, 2012 http://angiesdiary.com/articles/christmas-in-puerto-rico/

36. “An American Baby,” TUCK MAGAZINE, January 16, 2013: http://tuckmagazine.com/2013/01/16/january-fiction/2/

37. 1st Installment of “The Island Across the River,” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, April 27, 2013.      http://yareah.com/author/jaime-martinez-tolentino/

38. 2nd Installment of “The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, June 3, 2013.      http://yareah.com/poliomyelitis-martinez-tolentino-1299/

39. 3rd Installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, June 24, 2013.        http://yareah.com/hospital-for-special-surgery-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

40. 4th installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, July 1st , 2013.       http://yareah.com/1526-i-like-the-hollow-men-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

41. 5th installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, July 8, 2013.        http://yareah.com/1585-short-story-prejudices-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

42. 6th installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, July 15, 2013.        http://yareah.com/1641-puerto-ricans-in-new-york-city-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

43. 7th installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, July 22, 2013.        http://yareah.com/1691-i-just-want-to-write-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

44. 8th installment of“The Island Across the River” Yareah Magazine Issue 36, August 5, 2013.      http://yareah.com/1815-short-story-last-page-by-jaime-martinez-tolentino/

 

5. Awards

Second Prize, Short Story Category, “Jogos Florais”, Lisbon, Portugal, 1970.

Honors Certificate for Literary Merit and Contributions to Puerto Rican Letters, Sociedad de Autores Puerrtorriqueños, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 17, 1984.

Finalist, Short Story Category, “Premio Literario Letras de Oro,” American Express and the University of Miami, 1988.

Certificate, “Primer Concurso Internacional Sobre la Historia de Puerto Rico” [First International Contest On Puerto Rican History], Consejo Superior de Educación de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rican Council of Higher Education], San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1989.

Semi-Finalist, Short Story Contest 1993, American Literary Press, 1993. 1993 Western New York Writer-In-Residence, “Just Buffalo Literary Center,” Buffalo, N.Y., 1993.

Finalist, “Family Matters” Category, 2007 Glimmer Train Magazine Literary Awards, Portland, Oregon.

References

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1.^ a b “La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated”. Lambda Upsilon Lambda. 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 2.^ “Martinez-Tolentino v. Buffalo State College”. Professional Employer Organization and Employee Leasing. 2000. Retrieved 2010-02-05.[dead link] page 2 3.^ “La Unidad Latina – Zeta Chapter”. La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 4.^ Ayala-Richards, Haydee (1995). “La presencia de los Tainos en la literatura puertorriquena”. University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 5.^ Tolentino, Jaime Martínez (1980). “La imagen del otro”. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (San Juan de Puerto Rico). pp. Serie Literatura hoy. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 6.^ El cuento fantástico en Puerto Rico y Cuba: Estudio teórico y su aplicación a varios cuentos contemporáneos by Mervin Román Capeles. 65. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. pp. 128–130. JSTOR 474846. 7.^ “Directory of Faculty/Staff with International Qualifications at BSC”. Buffalo State College. 2001. Retrieved 2010-01-04.

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