Manuel Gutierrez Najera

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Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera (December 22, 1859 - February 3, 1895) was a Mexican writer and political figure.

As a writer, he was a precursor of the Latin American literary movement of modernismo. Also a writer of short stories, collections of these include 1883's Cuentos frágiles ("Gossamer Stories") and 1898's Cuentos de color de humo ("Smoke-colored Stories"). The ... more »

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Pax Animae (Spanish And English)

Speak not a word of wild, blaspheming grief!
Be proud, be brave, though fallen in the strife,
And gaze, oh poet, with supreme disdain
On all the dark injustices of life!

Thou shalt not seek for constancy in love,
Nor aught eternal from frail mortals ask;
To rear sepuchral monuments on high
From all thy griefs, O artist, be thy task!

Chisel thy statues out of marble white,
Forms chaste of mien, though naked to the air;
And let speech slumber on their sculptured lips;
Let them stand deeply sad, yet silent there.

A name! A sounding echo on the ...

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