Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 36

Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 36

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...of Murcia. Colmeiro writes o the lants and animals mentioned in " Don Quixote," and Carreras of " Lo Ccrvantisme en Barcelona." The fiction of the year includes Gald6s's interestin " Nazarin "'; Valera's "Juanita la larga," admira le in language and description; Pereda s " Paehin Gonzalez," a short stor, pure and bright in style; " Los Majos de Cadiz," y P. Valdes, inferior to his former work; " Cuentos morales," by Alas (Clarin) and " Cuentos de mi Tiempo," by Picon, both collections of short stories of real merit; "Novelas ejemplares," "Por la Espaiia pintoresca," "Vida coutemporainea," and "Arco Iris," four volumes in which Senora Pardo Bazan has collected short stories, sketches of travel, etc., b herself; and "Arroz y Tartana" and " Flor de It ayo," two Valenciau stories by Blasco Ibaflez, a new writer, promising despite his crudities, showing "intensity of observation and color and beauty of description." Poetry still languishes. Nothing original or owerful in the verse produced, except, perhaps, t e sonnets, madrigals, and tender love poems of Rodriguez Marin and the verse of Maragull. Nor is there much to say of the drama. Dicenta's "Juan Jose" proved the greatest success of the season--a realistic rrama of passion and low life. Echcgarav's "El Estigma" made onl a moderate hit, and " La Mujer do Loth," by Se 16s, and Gaspar's " La eterna Cuestion," were both unsuccessful, as was also "Voluntad," by P. Galdes, a dramatization of whose novel, "Doiia...show more

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