Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga: La Araucana Publicado entre y , el poema épico de Alonso de Ercilla constituye un testimonio en primera persona de los. Main Author: Ercilla y Zúñiga, Alonso de, Language(s): Spanish. Published: Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, Physical Description: 2 v. La Araucana by Alonso de Ercilla and Zuniga, translated by David Russell – Kindle edition by Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga, David Russell. Download it once and.

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For other uses, see Ercilla disambiguation. You can make it erciloa for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping al few points in mind. When he was only fifteen he accompanied Philip through Italy and Germany; and their travels lasted three years. He was then exiled to Peru and returned to Spain in It had been adapted from Italian only in the 16th century, and it produces resonant, serious-sounding verse that is appropriate to epic themes.

In the minds of the Chilean people La Araucana is a kind of Iliad that exalts the heroism, pride, and contempt of pain and death of these legendary Araucanian leaders and makes them national heroes today.

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He distinguished himself in the ensuing campaign. The epic partakes of the character of history, and the author adheres with such strict fidelity to the truth, that subsequent historians characterize his work as thoroughly trustworthy. There is no biography of Ercilla in English. Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, ercills novelist who acquired international fame for….

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga: La Araucana

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. In Chile —63 he fought against the Araucanian, and while there he began the epic poem La Araucana, considered the finest Spanish historical poem.

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Ercilla was born into a Basque noble family. This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons. But the Renaissance epic is not a genre that has, as a whole, endured well, and today Ercilla is little known and La Araucana is rarely read except by specialists and students of Spanish and Latin American literatures, and of course in Chile, where it is subject of special attention in the elementary schools education both in language and history.

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His valour and nobility give La Araucana grandeur, as does the poem’s exaltation of the vanquished: Ercilla blames Valdivia for his own death, having mistreated the natives who had previously acquiesced to Spanish rule and provoking them into rebellion. Alonso de Ercilla ran to a church and looked for asylum. Thus we see Ercilla appealing to the concept of the “noble savage,” which has its origins in classical authors and took on a new lease of life in the renaissance – c.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat La Araucana is one of the works which the men spare from the flames, as “one of the best examples of its genre”, entirely Christian and honorable, and is proclaimed to be among the best poems in the heroic style ever written, good enough to compete with those of Ariosto and Tasso. Retrieved from ” https: The young soldier and courtier began the poem while engaged in campaigns against the Araucanian Indians of what is today Chile.


He distinguished himself as a soldier in Chile during the wars against the Araucanian Indiansand he based La Araucana on his experiences. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. This is an epic poem of military exaltation in 37 “cantos” or verses, where the narrator relays the most significant facts of the Arauco War against the Araucanos mapuches and which he began to write during the campaign.

Returning to Spain, he soon started out again with Philip. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Apparently he remained in Chile seventeen months, between and Don Alonso de Ercilla Caballero de Santiago.

Please try again later. See translation by W. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. He was widely acclaimed in Spain. The narrator is a participant in the story, at the time a new development for Spanish literature. There is a municipality in the Araucania Region of Chile named after Ercilla.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They were confronted by Juan de Pinedaan old enemy of Alonso de Ercilla, and there was a fight. Ercilla received a very zuig education, for, besides having the most learned teachers, he enjoyed t advantages of very extensive travelling and of living at court where he came in contact with high personages. Also features extended description of the natural landscape.