Fifteenth-Century Spanish Poetry Criticism: Major Figures - Essay

David H. Darst (essay date 1985)

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

SOURCE: Darst, David H. “Poetry and Politics in Jorge Manrique's Coplas por la muerte de su padre.Medievalia et Humanistica 13 (1985): 197-205.

[In the following essay, Darst emphasizes the political motivation behind Jorge Manrique's elegy Coplas por la muerte de su padre.]

Jorge Manrique's moving elegy to his father has been a perennial favorite with the masses as well as the critics since its diffusion shortly after the soldier poet's own death in 1479.1 Since the appearance of Pedro Salinas's fundamental study of the poem in 1947,2 this monument of fifteenth-century Spanish poetry has received an especially large number of...

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Giovanni Caravaggi (essay date 1990)

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

SOURCE: Caravaggi, Giovanni. “Petrarch in Castile in the Fifteenth Century: The Triunphete de Amor by the Marquis of Santillana.” In Petrarch's Triumphs: Allegory and Spectacle, edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Amilcare A. Iannucci, pp. 291-306. Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, Inc., 1990.

[In the following essay, Caravaggi identifies Petrarchan structural, stylistic, and thematic features in Santillana's Triunphete de Amor.]

The fortune of Petrarch in Spain is usually linked to the meeting in the autumn of 1526 between the poets of Charles V's court in Granada (that is, Juan Boscán, Garcilaso de la Vega and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza) and the ambassadors...

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Dorothy Clotelle Clarke (essay date 1992)

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

SOURCE: Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle. “The Decir de Micer Francisco Imperial a las siete virtudes: Authorship, Meaning, Date.” In Hispanic Medieval Studies in Honor of Samuel G. Armistead, edited by E. Michael Gerli and Harvey L. Sharrer, pp. 77-83. Madison Wis.: The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, Ltd., 1992.

[In the following essay, Clarke explicates the poem Decir a las siete virtudes from the fifteenth-century collection Cancionero de Baena.]

The longest (465 verses), undoubtedly the best known, the most scribe-garbled, and the least understood and variously interpreted poem contained in the fifteenth-century Cancionero de Baena is the...

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