Michel Labèguerie. Omenaldia-Hommage

Michel Labèguerie. Omenaldia-Hommage

Author[s]: Darraidou, Laurent [et al.]

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196 or. ; ir. ; 24 cm. - (Lankidetzan ; 22)


From the end of the Second World War II until his death, Michel Labèguerie (1921-80) had a profound influence on the political and cultural life of the continental Basque Country. He was an Important citizen (a doctor) and was elected to hold various local offices (first as a Deputy and then as a Senator, and General Counsellor of the Canton of Ezpeleta and mayor of Cambo-Les-Bains). He was also a fervent euskaltzale, poet and musician, for whom the defence of the Basque language was the great struggle of his life. At the beginning of the nineteen-sixties, in the dark times of Franquism, his patriotic songs made the Basque youth vibrate in both sides of the Bidasoa River. Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of his death, his friends in the "Mixel Labeguerie-ren lagunak" association, the objectives of which are to perpetuate his work, organised a homage on 14th and 15th October in Ustaritz, his hometown and in Cambo-Les-Bains, the town where he held the office of mayor and where he practised medicine. This book contains a transcript of the conferences pronounced in this occasion.




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