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Author: Snow, Joseph T.
Title: A Chapter in Alfonso X’s Personal Narrative: The Puerto de Santa María Poems in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Date: 1979
Publication details: La Corónica 8 (1979-80), 10-21.
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Commentary: Snow 2007: "The 24 CSM of the Puerto de Santa Marí group are shown to have been selected, introduced, and presented in a deliberate, chronologically-sound, and narratively-logical way: Taken thus, they form a story, or a chapter in a larger narrative — according to S., Alfonso's personal quest for salvation. Other articles on the Puerto poems focus on the historical reality of its founding and development; this one focusses on the literary achievement that, in effect, closes the collection and personalizes it indelibly as Alfonso's own, collaboration of other poets notwithstanding."
Associated Poems: 24 - The Clerk of Chartres
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