Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

(17 February 1836 - 22 December 1870 / Seville)

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
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Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, was an Andalusian post-romanticist writer of poetry and short stories, now considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published.

His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of ... more »

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/4/2015 12:02:00 PM)

    Este poeta español, uno de los últimos representantes del Romanticismo del siglo XIX, cobró reconocimiento luego de su muerte cuando vieron la luz muchas de sus obras. Un claro ejemplo fue su libro Rimas, que se perdió en 1868 y gracias a su memoria y las publicaciones donde algunas ya habían aparecido, pudo reconstruir su obra más famosa, que terminó lanzándose junto a sus Leyendas en 1871, a un año de su desaparición física, como gesto de sus amigos para ayudar a su familia.

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Best Poem of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Rima Xi

—Yo soy ardiente, yo soy morena,
yo soy el símbolo de la pasión,
de ansia de goces mi alma está llena.
¿A mí me buscas?
—No es a ti, no.

—Mi frente es pálida, mis trenzas de oro:
puedo brindarte dichas sin fin,
yo de ternuras guardo un tesoro.
¿A mí me llamas?
—No, no es a ti.

—Yo soy un sueño, un imposible,
vano fantasma de niebla y luz;
soy incorpórea, soy intangible:
no puedo amarte.
—¡Oh ven, ven tú!

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