Campos de Castilla

Author: Antonio Machado
- Poetry / Essay
- Cátedra
- ISBN: 9788437608662
- Release Date: 01-01-1970
-Reviewed by: Lluís Agustí

The Sevillano poet Antonio Machado is one the greatest Spanish poets of all time, while at the same time being the most popular poet in the peninsula. His verse, simple in appearance, comprehensible and familiar, has the power to reach the reader in a sincere and emotional way. He takes as his theme an almost anthropological approach to the country’s way of life and its people, exemplified in sad image of the two Spains. A life marked by personal (the death of his wife) and social misfortunes (the Civil War), surfaces in his verse, endowing them with honesty and experience. The Landscape of Castile, his third published work, owes its title to the period when he lived in Soria, where he was a professor.

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