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Author: Blake, Mary E.
Title: Alonso X and the Birth of Spanish Literature
Date: 1892
Publication details: Catholic World, 56 (1892-3), 518-30.
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Commentary: Snow 1977, no. 51: "A popularizing art. of no profundity. B. paints a black portrait of King Alonso and a much brighter one of Alonso el Sabio. The comments on the CSM are limited but fairly accurate (pp. 522-5). Follows Valera (1873) in preferring the narrative parables to the lyric loores. There is a partial translation of cantiga 79 - the tale of Musa and a few other CSM are mentioned. Attributes the rhymed Tesoro to Alfonso and gives a sample of it through Longfellow's English trans."
Associated Poems: 79 - Musa, the Girl Taken to Paradise
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