Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer : leading poet of the Spanish romanticism

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

On February 17th 1836 the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (in full Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida was born in Seville, Spain. Bécquer was one of the most well known and leading poets of the Spanish romanicism.

One of his famous romantic poems (from “Rimas (rhymes)” gives a good impression:

¿Qué es poesía?, dices mientras clavas
en mi pupila tu pupila azul.
¡Qué es poesía! ¿Y tú me lo preguntas?
Poesía… eres tú.

What is poetry? you ask, while fixing
your blue pupil on mine.
What is poetry! And you are asking me?
Poetry… is you.

(photo shows the monument in the  Parque de María Luisa in Sevilla for the author/poet/playwright/)

Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature, and is considered by some as the most read writer after Cervantes (Don Quichot)


For image sources I refer to my tumblr posts about Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer you can find at

http://creatingmyownbookworldaroundme.tumblr.com/tagged/gustavo-adolfo-bécquer

 

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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

On February 17th 1836 the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (in full Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida was born in Seville, Spain. Bécquer was one of the most well known and leading poets of the Spanish romanicism.

One of his famous romantic poems (from “Rimas (rhymes)” gives a good impression:

¿Qué es poesía?, dices mientras clavas
en mi pupila tu pupila azul.
¡Qué es poesía! ¿Y tú me lo preguntas?
Poesía… eres tú.

What is poetry? you ask, while fixing
your blue pupil on mine.
What is poetry! And you are asking me?
Poetry… is you.

(photo shows the monument in the  Parque de María Luisa in Sevilla for the author/poet/playwright/)

Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature, and is considered by some as the most read writer after Cervantes (Don Quichot)


For image sources I refer to my tumblr posts about Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer you can find at

http://creatingmyownbookworldaroundme.tumblr.com/tagged/gustavo-adolfo-bécquer