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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He complained of living in poverty but left a modest fortune, and was obviously disappointed at not being offered the post of secretary of state. The first part was published in ; the second part appeared inwhen it was published with the first part; the third part was published with the first and second parts in A difficult eight-line unit of syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme scheme abababcc, the octava real was a challenge few poets met.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. There is a municipality in the Araucania Region of Chile named after Ercilla.

Alonso de Ercilla – Wikipedia

The epic partakes of the character of history, and the ecilla adheres with such strict fidelity to the truth, that subsequent historians characterize his work as thoroughly trustworthy. 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.

Copyright The Columbia University Press. The work describes the initial phase of the Arauco War which evolved from the Spanish conquest attempt of southern Chile. He was adept at blending personal, lived experience with literary tradition. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

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La Araucana – Wikipedia

Apparently he remained in Chile seventeen months, between and On scraps of paper in the lulls of fighting, Ercilla jotted down versified octaves about the events of the war and his own part in it. 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.

Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire. The narrator claims erxilla he attempted to have the life of the Indian chieftain spared. Ercilla was imprisoned for three months and soon afterwards was exiled to Peru.

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga

There is no biography of Ercilla in English. While in Chile —63 he fought against the Araucanians Mapucheand there he began the epic poem La Araucanaconsidered one of the greatest Spanish historical poems.

In this capacity Ercilla sometimes spelled Arcilla visited ItalyGermany and the Araucaanaand was present in at the marriage of his master to Queen Mary I of England. Internet URLs are the best. The best editions are those published by the Spanish Academy in and 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.

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A difficult eight-line unit of syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme schemethe octava ericlla was alonsp challenge few poets met. A revolt starts when the conqueror of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia is captured and killed by Mapuche also known as Araucanian Indians. There was a problem with your submission. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The poem was published in three arucana, of which the first, composed in Chile and first appearing inis a versified narrative adhering strictly to historic fact; the second, published inis encumbered with visions and other romantic machinery; and the third, which appeared incontains, in addition to the subject proper, a variety of episodes mostly irrelevant.


You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Please try again later. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Views Read Edit View history. The narrator is a participant in the story, at the time a new development for Spanish literature. Retrieved from ” eecilla For Ercilla, the Araucanians were noble and brave—only lacking, as their Classical counterparts did, the Christian faith.

Contrary to the epic conventions of the time, however, Ercilla placed the lesser conquests of the Spanish in Chile at the core of his poem. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

La Araucana is one of the ercillx 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.

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This last is an indicator of the humanist side of Ercilla, and a human sympathy which he shows towards the indigenous people. He was widely acclaimed in Spain.