Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Among the most renowned Spanish poets of the twentieth century, Antonio Machado is the most prominent poet of the Generation of ’98 , the literary movement that developed from the political, cultural, and social crises affecting Spain that had culminated in the loss of its last colonial territories in 1898. Machado and other writers, including the philosopher and novelist Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo and playwright Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, were united by their search for cultural identity and their reevaluation of Spain’s place in the world after its loss of global dominance. Although he is best known as a poet, he also wrote essays, literary criticism, and other prose works.