Vole He was known to be arrogant, and I cannot express the surprise I felt upon reading these words among others in his letter: Elric marked it as to-read Aug 28, My friends faithfully fulfilled their promise. Sofia added it Mar 13, The daughter of a powerful family, she condemned along with me the power of evil. If one single Spaniard, and a Spaniard as illustrious and educated as he, was so deeply wounded and re violently protested about just one of the many truths sprinkled throughout the book, then what protests, what complaints would not befall it when all Spaniards read it? In those lives which produce the highest level of an ability or passion in a man, the ls ability and absorbing passion are everything.
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Read more Read less. La Peregrinacion De Bayoan pwregrinacin I opened the letter. I have never regretted the pain of adhering to logic, and if today I deplore the loss of a kind friendship because of my stubborn respect for logic, not now or ever will I blame logic. And if liberty is nothing more than the practice of reason and reason is an instrument-and nothing more than an instrument-of truth, was working for liberty not using reason to tell Spain the truth?
Bert Matos marked it as to-read Apr 03, The more conscientiously I fulfilled it, the more austere and harsh it became. But how should I weave it into the book? It was long and reflective. I did not hear the persuasive warning. The book was necessary as a preliminary to that work, and to keep writing books perefrinacin to keep losing time. By simply publishing his letter, which because of its spontaneity, expression, and sincerity, was equal to a hundred letters of praise, I would have obtained innumerable readers and admirers for my book.
He reminded me of two psychological studies which I had read to him in andand asked me whether I had any new work. Miralles, the youngest, had described to me how he planned to recommend and praise my book in a feature article in the newspaper for which he wrote. In his study he had gathered together three or four of his friends, who declared themselves mine immediately after I finished reading what I had brought with me.
There was no room for doubt; it was a duty. Meanwhile, I did know who was the author of a series of insinuating, kind, alternately harsh and enthusiastic letters which came to my hands in those days. Set up a giveaway. Raynal, Robertson, de Pradt, Prescott, Irving, and Chevalier introduced me to America at the moment of the conquest, and I cursed the conqueror. He was Spanish, and deplored that I was so American.
The manuscript I gave him was a very interesting episode from the most productive trip that I had made during the most critical part of my adolescence. It was signed by a respectable gentleman who had filled high positions in the Antilles.
And was that what I had proposed for myself? It had been an expressed condition, imposed by me and accepted by him, that no one would attend the persgrinacin and no one would know about what I was writing. How to make the Antilles understand that if it was still good to wait, it was already useless to wait?
I had become discouraged, and had put down my pen. My life would be charged with confirming or negating whether it was a duty to rise up through successive efforts to the painful category of logical man, and whatever my ideas, the world did not have the right to demand that I subject the conduct of my life to them, nor did I have the duty to make that commitment to the world. I worried about the visit before and after answering the writer-general announcing that I would go.
It might get through with this republican insinuation and this anti-slavery one, and that other one. No trivia or quizzes yet. When I was hardly twenty years old, sailing from America to Europe, I had witnessed the most exemplary spectacle, and the most terrible of examples, that men can give a child. I had as much integrity then as I have today, and that universal society of mutual flattery still inspires peregrinaxin same disdain in me today that it inspired in me then-that society which, corrupting literary criticism and public judgment, glorifies deferential stupidities, exalts complacent mediocrity, and wages deaf war, silent or malicious war, on its own conscious merit everywhere.
Be the first to ask a question about La Peregrinacion De Bayoan. Today, perhaps close to leaving this beloved part of the Americas, where joy has been as instructive as grief, I want the young people to have a good example in the story of this book, and a good friend in the person who stands out in it. I had taken the first step, and I could take the second. Joshua rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Dr passed, summer came and went, fall began, and the book still had not been published.
Because of my fanaticism for logic. In this world there are too many artists of words, too many worshippers of form, too many empty spirits which only know how to follow the law of proportions, and I did not want to be one of the many speakers who, while they fill the environment in which they move with lyrical words, are radically incapable of being what is most lacking in the world: Mariela rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Why did I not want to be presented to the Republic of Letters by a man well-known in peregrinacim, and why did I not want the authority of his name to authorize mine?
They all asked for permission to advertise the book, in order to recommend it in advance, to ready in public and in private the attention of writers and readers.
As scrupulous as all sincere people, all that I did to publicize the peregriacin was to send a message to La Correspondencia, the most widely-read newspaper in Madrid, and one of its employees, a friend of mine, cancelled the debt I had just contracted with the paper with a handshake and a copy of the book.
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Keramar But was it or was it not a duty to launch a cry of liberty for my enslaved country? A woman, she had clearly penetrated the toughest objective of my work, and found in Marien the peregrinqcin model of a possible and desirable reality. Am I speaking with the gentleman who is the official novel critic, the only one who has the right to censure. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What I did fear was the sudden transformation which had just occurred in me. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Read more Read less. La Peregrinacion De Bayoan pwregrinacin I opened the letter. I have never regretted the pain of adhering to logic, and if today I deplore the loss of a kind friendship because of my stubborn respect for logic, not now or ever will I blame logic. And if liberty is nothing more than the practice of reason and reason is an instrument-and nothing more than an instrument-of truth, was working for liberty not using reason to tell Spain the truth? Bert Matos marked it as to-read Apr 03, The more conscientiously I fulfilled it, the more austere and harsh it became. But how should I weave it into the book?
Mikashura Mayra Sofia rated it really liked it Aug 18, Customers who bought this item also bought. I lowered my head and set myself to conscientiously fulfilling it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The world has defeated me many times, as many times as I have attempted to do good deeds with my pen, my word, my actions, or my life. From an artistic viewpoint, few conceptions could be as pathetic; from a realistic viewpoint, few truths could be more moving than that represented by Bayocin, for whom the most painful sacrifices were necessary, the most absurd situations obligatory, and the most horrendous torments logical, not because he was a monstrous character, but rather because he was an, uncorrupted individual who fought against a monstrous society. When I was hardly twenty years old, sailing from America to Europe, I had witnessed the most exemplary spectacle, and the most terrible of examples, that men can give a child.