Autobiography of José María Blanco White
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Illustrated paperback ISBN: 9788499536149
Hardcover ISBN: 9788411263481
Typographic rustic ISBN: 9788490070079
The Autobiography of José María Blanco White was published posthumously in 1845. It is a testimony of the vicissitudes of a Christian of Catholic origin in the shaping of his personality. Blanco White is referred to in Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo’s Historia de los heterodoxos españoles as one of his nineteenth-century heretics.
In the words of Menéndez y Pelayo
«… the only one who, writing in a foreign language, has shown qualities of original and nervous prose writer.”
However, a reading of this Autobiography will put the reader before a much more complex scenario. For Blanco White, certain elements of Catholic worship are closer to pagan ritual. It also takes from extreme eroticism or irrational and fetishistic worship than from a religious experience.
As the critic Francisco Rico says:
«… this Sevillian poet may have been one of the first Spanish romantic poets if a restless life and his liberal tendencies had not led him to emigrate to London. From there he will act as a bridge between the exiled liberals and English romanticism, a decisive task for the subsequent outbreak of Romanticism in our country. One can hardly find a more representative image of the romantic artist than that of a stormy and nocturnal sea, a reflection of the anxieties of his soul.”
Translation by Antonio Garnica.
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