Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

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Antonio Machado y Ruiz

1875-1939

Roman numerals refer to poems in his Obras (México, 1940).

Despite the traditional revolt of each generation of creative spirits against its immediate predecessors, the influence of those writers who formed the group known as Spain's "Generation of '98" has not as yet, though sixty years have passed, been dispelled. The force of its vitality was to sweep through the land like a fresh gale, driving before it the dusty leaves of inertia and giving back to those Spaniards aware of world currents their hope, their selfbelief, and that fierce pride without which the people of Spain would perish. The year 1898 saw the nation meet with disaster: the loss of the Spanish-American War, of her ships, the remnants of her colonial possessions, and, for a time, of her confidence. Even the ebullient Sevillians must have been momentarily disheartened; there had been a saying around town that the next year they were going to hold their spring Feria in New York.

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