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Death haunted his family; an uncle had committed suicide, his paternal grandfather had been murdered, and at ten, when he wrote his first poem, he had witnessed the deaths of three of his five siblings.
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His classmates envied his intelligence and mocked his manners and his appearance. He was, however, persuaded to recreate one of the novels from memory, but the losses of his sister and the novel took their toll nonetheless. He feels like they communicate in their shared gaze. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He returned eleven months later, laden with books and ever more a dandy, praising the decadent symbolists for their cult of death, aristocratic outlook, tendency to suggest rather than name, use of words for their sound value, excessive self-analysis, and mystical idealism.
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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Wikisource has original works written by or about: After a few happy months in Caracas, during which time he wrote the first draft of his curious novel, De sobremesahe lost this and other manuscripts in a shipwreck during his return passage to Colombia.
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The girl Helen is very beautiful in a fragile sort of way. He was already a dandy at a precocious age. Links In Spanish Los Poetas. This dissertation suggests that there is an organized structure underlying the apparent disorder and incoherence of the text.
sobrdmesa The protagonist, Jose Fernandez de Sotomayor y Andrade reads a journal he had written sometime before while in Paris to a circle of intimate friends. Showing of 2 reviews. He pined for her and wrote about his pain over and over again. Mentions heritage from his parents- padre delicado, mom died when he siilva a child. De Sobremesa reveals the very soul of its author. There are many reasons for his suicide, including the death of his sister Elvira, the loss of almost all his work when his ship sank near a quay in the Caribbean sea, and his debts.
Keywords Topic Languages and Literature. The text of the diary occupies most of the novel. Share your thoughts with other customers. Asuncionn photo posted by Rease Kirchner indecisivetraveler on Feb 17, at 2: Also, has some unidentifiable ailment.
Sensory impressions register so powerfully upon the hypersensitive young man that he is easily overwhelmed, especially by art or female beauty.