Biography of Valentín Lamas Carvajal (1849-1906)

Poet and Spanish journalist in Galician language, born and died in Orense. His poems tend to be rustic and folkloric themes. His books of poetry include Galician Saudades (1880) and A musa das villages (1890). As far as his journalistic work is concerned, it should be noted that you allowed him to play a very prominent role in the Galician panorama at the end of the 19th century. Under the pseudonym of «Fr. Marcos de Portela» published or catechism do labrego (1889), a work of parody, criticism and denunciation of the miserable living conditions of the Galician peasantry, which earned him an extraordinary popularity.