With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero Download PDF

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero

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A novel in verse about Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet and folk hero who initiated the literary movement of Modernismo.

As a little boy, Rubén Darío loved to listen to his great uncle, a man who told tall tales in a booming, larger-than-life voice. Rubén quickly learned the magic of storytelling, and discovered the rapture and beauty of verse.

A restless and romantic soul, Rubén traveled across Central and South America seeking adventure and connection. As he discovered new places and new loves, he wrote poems to express his wild storm of feelings. But the traditional forms felt too restrictive. He began to improvise his own poetic forms so he could capture the entire world in his words. At the age of twenty-one, he published his first book Azul, which heralded a new literary movement called Modernismo that blended poetry and prose.

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Title:With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero
Author:Margarita Engle
Edition language:eng
ISBN-13:9781534424937
Number of Pages:160 pages