La Araucana by Alonso de Ercilla and Zuniga, translated by David Russell – Kindle edition by Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga, David Russell. Download it once and. The Spanish poet, soldier, and diplomat Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga () wrote the famous historical poem “La Araucana,” which was the first work of. La Araucana: the epic of Chile / by Don Alonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga ; adapted from the Spanish and rendered into English verse by Walter Owen. x

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But the Renaissance epic is not a genre that has, as a whole, endured well, and today Ercilla is little known and La Araucana is rarely read except by specialists and students of Spanish and Latin American literatures.

It had been adapted from Italian only in the 16th century, and it produces resonant, serious-sounding verse that is appropriate to epic themes. Wikisource has original text related to this article: El Senor Presidente Miguel Asturias. Nace como alinso historica, pero su poetizacion funde la epica renacentista y los principios de la grecolatina.

La Vida Es Sueno: He distinguished himself in the ensuing campaign. Ercilla embodied the Renaissance ideal of being at once a man of action and a man of letters as no other in his time was.

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga

It was the first poem of its kind written by a participant in the course of the events narrated and the first to immortalize the beginnings of a ecilla country. Further Reading There is no biography of Ercilla in English. La Araucana is one of the works which the men spare from the flames, as “one of the best examples of its genre”, entirely Christian and dr, and is proclaimed to be among the best poems in the heroic style ever written, good enough to compete with those of Ariosto and Tasso.


This last is an indicator of the humanist side of Ercilla, and a human sympathy which he shows towards the indigenous people. Please help to improve this article by introducing ve precise citations.

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Alonso de Ercilla was born into a noble family in MadridSpain. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? In Chile —63 he fought against the Araucanian, and while there he began the epic poem La Araucana, considered the finest Spanish historical poem.

It tells of the courageous insurrection of the Araucanians and also relates the history of Chile and of contemporary Spain. It had been adapted from Italian only in the 16th century, and it produces resonant, serious-sounding verse that is appropriate to epic themes.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He was then exiled to Peru and returned to Spain in The epic partakes of the character of history, and the author adheres with such strict fidelity to the truth, that subsequent historians characterize his work as thoroughly trustworthy.

This article includes a list araucaana referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Spanish literature Epic poems in Spanish Chilean literature. San Manuel Bueno, Martir: Paradiso Jose Lezama Lima. Ercilla’s later years were saddened by the loss of his only son, and his own death occurred in Madrid on Nov.


He distinguished himself as a soldier in Chile during the wars against the Araucanian Indiansand he based La Araucana on his experiences. Ercilla thus initiated the concept of the “noble savage,” destined to have wide literary currency in European literature 2 centuries later.

Contrary to the epic conventions of the time, however, Ercilla placed the lesser conquests of the Spanish in Chile at the core of his poem. He does, however, express admiration for the speech in Canto II, which he compares favorably to Nestor ‘s speech in the Iliad.

Help us improve this article! Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. The young soldier and courtier began the poem while engaged in campaigns against the Araucanian Indians of what is today Chile. La Araucana is deliberately literary and includes fantastical elements reminiscent of medieval stories of chivalry.

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