Bernardo de Balbuena’s Grandeza mexicana () stands between two worlds. One of the earliest and most spectacular poetic celebrations. Escrita en en forma de carta, Grandeza mexicana, coloca a Bernardo de Balbuena como el primer poeta genuinamente americano. Con opulentas. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Bernardo de Balbuena John Van Horne. 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.

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You already recently rated this item. One of the first examples of a poem in the Baroque style to grahdeza written in the Spanish New World, it is an elaborate description of Mexico City.


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It is very notable that he only barely refers to the aspects of the city that don’t fit his model that is, the indigenou I enjoyed this long poem about and idealized colonial Mexico City.

For a sixty-page poem written in baroque Spanish four hundred years ago, La Grandeza Mexicana isn’t too unengaging — not that anyone would go through the trouble of finding and reading it for mere enjoyment, anyway. 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. Views Read Edit View history.

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He was the first of a long series of Latin American poets who extolled the special beauties of the New World. You may send this item to up to five recipients. La grandeza mexicana de Bernardo de Balbuena, Author: