Monday, April 11, 2011

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:RUBEN DARIO (NICARAGUA)

Ruben Dario is considered one of the most influential poets in the Spanish language from the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. He is the founder of the literary movement known as Modernismo (Modernism). The most important characteristics of this movement are grace, beauty and exotism, and the reference to precious objects, nobility and the “past worlds” (medieval knights, Chinese and Japanese monarchies, etc.). In 1888, Ruben released "Azul", which was the literary work that drew the critics’ attention and set the bases for Modernism. During the course of his life, RubĂ©n Dario was appointed to several positions as a Nicaraguan diplomat in various countries, including Argentina, Spain and France. By 1907, he was a renowned poet of international status, both in Europe and the Americas. When World War I broke in Europe, a very sick Dario returned to his country. He died in Managua in 1916. Thanks Mr. Flores