Donald McGrady (essay date 1972)
SOURCE: "Isaacs' Poetry," in Jorge Isaacs, Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1972, pp. 33-58.
[In the following excerpt, McGrady offers a survey of Isaacs's poetry.]
Jorge Isaacs' poetry is much inferior to the high quality of his novel María, but is of sufficient merit to place him among Colombia's secondary poets. His poetry is, above all, a faithful reflection of his life. Precisely herein resides its chief importance: it throws additional light on the inward thoughts of the man who wrote Maria. For example, Isaacs' lyrical verses disclose his deep-rooted sensuality—a quality shared by the male...
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