Tomas NAVARRO TOMAS (1884-1979) his charged twenty-five years of experience, fertilized with the teachings of the poor, rough and difficult life, have matured his manly figure and his soul of pastor, poet and militiaman. Feel the tragedy of Spain, the sacrifice of the people and the Mission of the youth with depth and breadth. It serves his people as a poet and as a soldier. His spirit, on a pure ideal of Justice and freedom, poured generously in his poetic compositions and in his military life dignity of tone, rhythm and the concept, they relive epic ballad resonances in their lips in many passages. The prologue to the people (1937) wind. Miguel Hernandez, poet farmer in the trenches, by T. Navarro Tomas.
THE voice of a great PHILOLOGIST Tomas Navarro Tomas, belonging to the first class or first generation of disciples of Ramon Menendez Pidal, along with Damaso Alonso, Federico de Onis y Vicente Garcia de Diego, is not strictly literary critic, but his studies of pronunciation, intonation, and metric have contributed in many ways to illuminate the difficult technical problems in the analysis of the poetry. Its Spanish metric. Historical and descriptive review (1956), is a seminal work on versification. A compendium of the same was published with the title art of verse (1959), a book whose apparent modesty, very typical of its author, must not hide their usefulness. Tomas Navarro Tomas philologist born in the Roda, Albacete, on April 12, 1884 and died in Northampton, Massachusetts, on September 16, 1979.
He attended primary school and the first years of high school in his hometown, then continued his studies at Villena. He studied philosophy and letters in the University of Valencia and the Central University of Madrid, where he was student of Menendez Pidal and that doctorate in romance Philology in 1908. It oposito to the optional body of archivists, librarians and archaeologists and took position of its Plaza in avila in January 1910, and months later, in the national historical archives in Madrid.