He was the son of José Manuel Blecua Teijeiro, a philologist, linguist and chemist, and the brother of José Manuel Blecua Perdices, also a philologist and former director of the RAE.
He was born in Zaragoza in 1941 and he was the son of José Manuel Blecua Teijeiro (1913-2003), philologist, linguist and chemist, and the brother of José Manuel Blecua Perdices, also a philologist and the former director of the RAE. Both brothers were avid readers of comic books and popular literature: especially novels by José Mallorquí about El Coyote.
The Goya Institute of Zaragoza, where their father worked as a teacher, is where the brothers were taught by great professors such as Francisco Ynduráin, in History of Literature, and the poet Ildefonso Manuel Gil. Alberto Blecua had a doctorate in Romance Literature and since 1970 was a professor of Spanish Philology (professor emeritus) at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
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