o Born in Madrid into a family of hidalgos, descended from the Castilian
o Quevedo's father was secretary to Maria of Spain, daughter of emperor
Charles V and wife of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and his mother,
Madrid-born Mara de Santibe
half of the 19th century, following the Realist movement which
predominated in Europe.
In the mid-19th century, the Romantic movement waned and a new literary
movement arose in Europe: Realism. This new approach grew out of the
1850 French reaction to se
o shares many characteristics with several of the writers of Spanish Golden
Age, such as Francisco de Quevedo and Luis de Gngora, partially because
of his satirical, biting, vulgar, popular, and picaresque wit. But behind this
criticism is a sharp social
individual over and against society and the law. The conservatives defended
their privileges, but the liberals and progressives fought to supplant them.
o Rejection of Neoclassicism. Faced with the scrupulous rigor and order
o The I, the inner self.
o Passionate love, with its sudden and total surrenders and quick
abandonments. The agony and the ecstasy.
o Inspiration by historical and mythical subjects.
o Religion, though frequently it is through a revolt against consequent
scheme. Lines two, three and six rhyme together while lines four and five
constitute an independent rhyming group.
The part we read focuses on singing. Nothing can make him stop appeals
to liberty, to passion. To be a man you need to stand your ground an
el hablante siente que el huracan es un medio por el cual el Seor habla con
Jose Hernandez (1834-1886)
An Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the
epic poem Martn Fierro.
Hernndez, whose ancestry was a mix of Spanish
having been produced in a society obsessed with female chastity and honor,
this text denounces male norms of female behavior.
Quejase de la suerte
En cuanto a su estructura, la poesa consta de dos cuartetos (estrofas de 4
versos) y dos tercetos (
o Very gifted and learned how to read and write very early on.
o In 1664, aged 16, Juana was sent to live in Mexico City. She asked her
mother's permission to disguise herself as a male student so that she could
enter the university there. Not being allow
The literary Baroque took place in Spain in the middle of the Golden Age of
o Pessimism: The Renaissance had been not successful in its purpose of
imposing the harmony and the perfection over the worl
o Moralizing: Criticizing the defects and vices, and proposing models of
conduct in line with the political and religious ideology of their time.
o La conciencia de crisis avivo el inters por los temas morales,
filosficos y religiosos: la vanidad de las c
This poem is a sonnet, i.e. 14 hendecasyllabic lines (i.e. 11 syllables each
line). It has two quatrains, (each quatrain contains four lines), and two
tercets (each made up of three lines). Sometimes we talk of the two quatrains
together as an octet, and
La poesa barroca refleja la conciencia de crisis, el pesimismo y el
desengao caractersticos de esta etapa cultural.
El contenido de esta obra presenta una clara alusin al pesimismo y la
presencia de la muerte que exista en esa poca. El soneto nos quiere
Temas comunes: la experiencia en exilio; un gobierno opresado
Rebelin de los nios
Christina Peri Rossi
El lugar del cuento es un pas indeterminado donde hay una dictadura.
Era una rebelin, y los nios de la gente que muri en 1965 viven con