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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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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?

I hope I don’t have to read it again. In those lives which produce the highest level of an ability or passion in a man, the ls ability and absorbing passion are everything. I rebelled against this hint of weakness.

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The general ended by begging me to come visit him and imploring me to tell him if and when I would come. To see what your friends thought of this pereyrinacin, please sign up. 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.


He saw a formidable incompatibility for my future in it. I handed him a book that was lying around, begged him to wait, and leaving him alone in one of my two rooms, I went into the other.

I was not after literary glory. In science, art, and men of this kind, my irritated conscience has always peregrincain the condescending worshippers of powerful evil, victorious iniquity, and resplendent vice.

Share your thoughts with other customers. It was a decisive step.

May 27, Keishla rated it it was ok. By simply putting myself in contact with the writers of his party, I would have a consecrated reputation. I had taken the first step, and I could take the second. The book was necessary as a preliminary to that work, and to keep writing books was to keep losing time.

Why did I not want to be presented to the Republic of Letters by a man well-known in it, and why did I not want the authority of his name to authorize mine? What is admirable in a life is that which is not admired, because what is nonessential to it is essential to other lives.

As the object and the subject of the work became more clearly and surely defined, Rada became more demanding. Alexis Granado Lanza rated it really liked it Oct 14, So as to peregdinacin myself for the silence, I should have put the flattering letter from Alarc6n in the public light, but this was not about revenge, this pfregrinacin about deserving justice, and I put the second letter away with the first.


I fervently accepted it in advance and predicted fraternity between America and Spain, and even announced the idea of a federation with the Antilles.

Prologue, First Edition of “La Peregrinacion De Bayoan” – Eugenio Maria de Hostos

Rada perjured himself assuring that the first critical opinion of La peregrinaci6n de Bayodn would flow from his pen. Once I was introduced to him and the necessary formalities were exchanged, I became withdrawn and would have left the manuscript in the bottom of my pockets if Rada had not begged me to read. I needed power so I could immediately serve my forgotten, abused, and ridiculed country.

What a strange thing-or rather a thing which proves to what point the political depth of the book had influenced the silence of the Spanish critics and writers-in the Antilles, the colonial government, obeying the central one, prohibited the sale of the book, and not satisfied with prohibiting that it be read, it obliged the booksellers to remove from the Islands the numerous copies they had.

He did not want to consent to the absolute secrecy that I had imposed upon him, and he insisted on having with him other judges of the work he had watched grow with such affection, and on a night of ds surprises for me, he set a friendly trap for me. Mayra Sofia rated it really liked it Aug 18, dde And was that what I had proposed for myself?