Poetry and Truth in the Spanish Works of Fray Luis de León

December 1992
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660175
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BIC GTB
BISAC LIT004050

Poetry and Truth in the Spanish Works of Fray Luis de León

David J. Hildner

Hardback
9781855660175
$99.00
A study of the mentality of the 16c Spanish writer, Fray Luis de León.
Luis de León, poet and Biblical exegete, lived from 1527 to 1591. The study attempts to explain the impression received from his prose and verse works that he intended them to conform to what he believed to exist in Nature, society, and the spiritual world, but that he gave equal attention to their aesthetic form, i.e. the figures and fictions they contain. The following questions are posed: does Fray Luis make any distinction between truth and fiction in the content of his works, or between poetic language and logical language in their form? If so, does he use any consistent criteria for these distinctions?

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