Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916

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Nicaraguan diplomat, journalist, and poet Rubén Darío is widely regarded as the father of Spanish-American modernism. He was heavily influenced by Victor Hugo and the French Parnassians and Symbolists, chiefly Paul Verlaine.

From the description of Rubén Darío compositions, 1879-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 659786911

Nicaraguan diplomat, journalist, and poet Rubén Darío is widely regarded as the father of Spanish-American modernism. Heavily influenced by Victor Hugo and the French Parnassians and Symbolists, chiefly Paul Verlaine, he combined neoclassical alexandrine verse with modern exoticism and sensualism to create an œuvre in which the sanctity of art and the sensibility of the artist are major themes. He was a writer of conflicting impulses: a pious Catholic as well as a liberal, anti-clerical romantic who believed art to be a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds; a "man of the Americas" who nevertheless looked to Europe for cultural models; a champion of democracy and the nobility of labor who engaged in flights of the most rarified fancy.

From the guide to the Rubén Darío compositions, 1879-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Rubén Darío was born on January 18, 1867 in Metapa, Nicaragua, currently known as Ciudad Darío. He is recognized as one of Latin America's most famous poets and as Nicaragua's most revered cultural figure. Throughout his short life, Darío worked as a journalist (most notably in Argentina and Chile), as a diplomat (he held official posts for the Nicaraguan government in Spain and France), and as a poet and author of essays and other literary works. He is considered the founder of modernism/ modernismo, a 20th-century Latin American literary movement. Darío died on February 16, 1916 in León, Nicaragua.

From the guide to the Rubén Darío Papers, 1882-1945, 1882-1915, (Arizona State University Libraries Special Collections)

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referencedIn Pedro Salinas papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Aza, Vital 1851-1912. Poesías varias [Manuscrito]. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
creatorOf Rubén Darío compositions, 1879-1914. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Rodríguez Albert, Rafael 1902-1979. Evocación de "La Rosa Niña" [Música notada] : homenaje a Rubén Darío : para piano y canto por Rafael Rodríguez Albert. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
creatorOf Darío, Rubén 1867-1916. Carta, 1907 mar. 2, Palma de Mallorca, a Azorín [Manuscrito]. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
referencedIn Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951. Pedro Salinas papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Martínez Sarrión, Antonio, 1939- t Ejercicio sobre Rilke. [Spanish and Latin American poetry : pamphlet collection]. University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library
creatorOf Darío, Rubén 1867-1916. Carta de Rubén Darío a Cortés, columnista de ABC [Manuscrito]. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
referencedIn Avilés Ramírez, Eduardo. Papers, 1926-1980. University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library
referencedIn Juan Ramón Jiménez Papers, 1901-1954 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rubén Darío Papers, 1882-1945, 1882-1915 Arizona State University Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958. Papers of Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1867-1952. Library of Congress
creatorOf Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916. Rubén Darío compositions, 1879-1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916. Adriana Lecouvreur [archivo de computadora] / Rubén Darío. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1918 June 20, Staten Island N.Y. [to] Salamon de la Selva, [New York City] / Secretary? [Edwin Markham]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Filippo Tommaso Marinetti correspondence and papers, 1886-1974, 1900-1944 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944. Marinetti correspondence and papers, 1886-1974. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Valle, Rafael Heliodoro 1891-1959. [Correspondencia con Francisco José Albir] / Rafael Heliodoro Valle [manuscrito]. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. Luis Leal papers, 1946-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951. La poesía de Rubén Darío : manuscript, 1946. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Delgadillo, Luis A. (Luis Abraham), 1887-1961. La cabeza del rawí : ballet oriental / por Luis A. Delgadillo ; argumento de Ruben Darío. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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associatedWith Avilés Ramírez, Eduardo. person
associatedWith Azorín 1873-1967. person
associatedWith Delgadillo, Luis A. (Luis Abraham), 1887-1961. person
associatedWith Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958. person
associatedWith Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. person
associatedWith Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith Rodríguez Albert, Rafael 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Valle, Rafael Heliodoro 1891-1959. person
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Ciegos--Libros y lectura
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Birth 1867-01-18

Death 1916-02-06

Nicaraguans

Spanish; Castilian

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