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Con Grandeza mexicana, Bernardo de Balbuena pretende alabar el nivel que ocupa Mexico como metropoli del mundo gracias a la injerencia del poderio. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Get this from a library! La grandeza mexicana de Bernardo de Balbuena,. [ Bernardo de Balbuena; John Van Horne].

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Andrea rated it it was ok Sep 23, In he returned to Spain and earned the degree of Doctor of Theology, and rose within the Church to become Abbot in Jamaica and one of the early Bishops of Puerto Rico Patricio Kobek rated it it was amazing Nov 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Priscila rated it liked it May 16, It also stands as a monument to the pride in the New World that many transplanted Spaniards shared with the ” criollo ” the Americans descended from Spanish or Portuguese families. Of the famous Mexico the seat, origin and grandeur of edifices horses, streets, treatment, complement, letters, virtues, variety of professions.

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Internet URLs are the best. Refresh and try again. Balbuena was quite a poet, but his lens was very narrow.

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Rachel Ninnette rated it liked it Nov 17, Pablo rated it liked it Nov 21, Ballbuena Learn how and when to remove this template message. Daniel Figueroa rated it really liked it May 22, Balbuena’s works represent some of the best of the Baroque’s love of color, detail, ornamentation and intellectual playfulness. Sep 04, Dusty rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Keep Exploring Britannica William Shakespeare. Perhaps his best work is Grandeza mexicana Mexico’s Grandeurpublished inin which he replies in elegant and lyrical verse to a nun who asked him for a description of the young Spanish city of Mexico.


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I enjoyed this long poem about and idealized colonial Mexico City. Unfortunately, many of his manuscripts and his library were burned by Dutch pirates during a attack on Puerto Rico.

A critical edition of Grandeza mexicanaprepared with introduction, notes and bibliography by Asima Saad Maura appeared in Madrid: The poem is high-sounding, but at the same time simple; it is direct, but also contains complicated metaphors, word plays, majestic adjectives, and a rich catalog of the lexicon. One of the first examples of a poem in the Baroque style to be written in the Spanish New World, it is an elaborate description of Mexico City.

With most beautiful distant views, outings, recreations and country-feasts, orchards, farms, mills, and groves. He was the first of a long series of Latin American poets who extolled the special beauties of the New World.

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