Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga: La Araucana Publicado entre y , el poema épico de Alonso de Ercilla constituye un testimonio en primera persona de los. Main Author: Ercilla y Zúñiga, Alonso de, Language(s): Spanish. Published: Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, Physical Description: 2 v. 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.
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Ercilla received a rigorous literary education before going to the New World in He distinguished himself as a soldier in Chile during the wars against the Araucanian Indiansand he based La Araucana on his experiences. He finished the poem after he returned to Spain in The first part was published in ; the second part appeared inwhen it was published with the first part; the third part was published with the first and second parts in The poem shows Ercilla to be a master of the octava realthe complicated stanza in which many other Renaissance epics in Castilian were written.
A difficult eight-line unit of syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme schemethe octava real was a challenge few poets met. It had been adapted from Italian only in the 16th century, and it produces resonant, serious-sounding verse that is appropriate to epic themes.
Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga: La Araucana
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. For Ercilla, the Araucanians were noble and brave—only lacking, as their Classical counterparts did, the Christian laonso.
Ercilla, the poet-soldier, eventually emerges as the true hero of his own poem, and he is the figure that gives the poem unity and strength.
Ercilla embodied alpnso Renaissance errcilla of being at once a man of action and a man araucaja letters as no other in his time was. He was adept at blending personal, lived experience with literary tradition. He was widely acclaimed in Spain. 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.
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