Rubén Darío

(1867 - 1916)

The leader of the Spanish American literary movement Modernismo, Rubén Darío was born in Metapa, Nicaragua, in 1867. In 1898 he became a correspondent for the Buenos Aires newspaper La Nación, traveling extensively throughout Europe. According to Octavio Paz, “his constant travels and his generous activity on behalf of others made him the point of connection for the many scattered poets and groups on two continents. He not only inspired and captained the battle; he was also its observer and critic.” 

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