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Toward the close of the last century, the poetry of the Spanish-speaking world was pallid, feeble, almost a corpse. It needed new life and a new direction. The exotic, erratic, revolutionary poet who changed the course of Spanish poetry and brought it into the mainstream of twentieth-century Modernism was Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento (1867-1916) of Nicaragua, who called hi ...more
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Published January 1st 1965 by University of Texas Press
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I still have problems reading poetry, but I can't deny the quality of this. I won't say it moved me, but it was close.
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Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (also known as Rubén Darío) was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated and is the epitome of Spanish literary modernism. Dario is in all possibility the poet who has had the greatest and most lasting influence in twentieth century Spanish literature. He has been praised as the prince of Castilian letters.
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