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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A difficult eight-line unit of syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme schemethe octava real was a challenge few poets met. The mixture of Classical and Araucanian motifs alonao La Araucana often strikes the modern reader as unusual, but Ercilla’s turning native peoples into ancient Greeks, Romans, or Carthaginians was a common practice of his time.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Then, copy araycana paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Alonso de Ercilla was born into a noble family in MadridSpain. Thank you for your feedback.

The epic partakes of the character of history, and the author adheres with such strict fidelity to the truth, that subsequent historians characterize his work as thoroughly trustworthy. In Chile —63 he fought against the Araucanian, and while there he began the epic poem La Araucana, considered the finest Spanish historical poem.

Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. This is the ethical position of Ercilla: These stanzas he later gathered together and augmented in number to form his epic La Araucana, in three parts and 37 cantos.

Views Read Edit View history. Sraucana revolt starts when the conqueror of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia is captured and killed by Mapuche also known as Araucanian Indians.

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The poem was published in three parts, of which the first, composed in Chile and first appearing inis a versified narrative adhering strictly to historic fact; the second, published inis encumbered with visions and other romantic machinery; and the third, which appeared incontains, in addition to the subject proper, a variety of episodes mostly irrelevant. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.


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.

Ercilla placed the lesser conquests of the Spanish in Chile at the core of his poem, because the author was a participant in the conquest and the story is based on his experiences there. Help us improve this article! He distinguished himself in the ensuing campaign.

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga

His valour and nobility give La Araucana grandeur, as does the poem’s exaltation of the vanquished: Modern Language Association http: Ercilla’s great work is La Araucanaan epic poem of thirty-seven cantos, describing the difficulties encountered by the Spaniards during the insurrection in Arauco, and the heroic deeds of the natives as well as his companions.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spanish literature Epic poems in Spanish Chilean literature. Biographies Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga.

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Thus we see Ercilla appealing to the concept of the “noble savage,” which has its origins aracana classical authors and took on a new lease of life in the renaissance – c.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Voltaire was much more critical, describing the poem as rambling and directionless and calling the author more barbarous than the Indians whom it is about. For Ercilla, the Araucanians were noble and brave—only lacking, as their Classical counterparts did, the Christian faith. August 7, MadridSpain. The earliest literary activity Spanish literature In Spanish literature: The work describes the initial phase of the Arauco War which evolved from the Spanish conquest attempt of southern Chile.


A difficult eight-line unit of syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme scheme abababcc, the octava real was a challenge few poets met.

Alonso de Ercilla

Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. Ercilla was imprisoned for three months and soon afterwards was exiled to Peru. He joined the expedition to Chile headed by the Peruvian viceroy’s youthful son, Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, and participated in the warfare of the Araucaana against the natives of that remote land.

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. On scraps of paper in the lulls of fighting, Ercilla jotted down versified octaves about the events of the war and his own part in it.

Araucaba only a few of his works are still read,…. He was adept at blending personal, lived experience with literary tradition. Returning to Spain, he soon started out again with Philip. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

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