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

Yesenia Hernandez marked it as to-read Mar 02, The most experienced of those zealots of glory thought that there would be some glory for him in writing the prologue to La peregrinaci6n, and one enthusiastic night, he asked my permission to do so.

I feared the responsibility and I bayoh it.

Never have I been this moved by birds, flowers, and kisses. Why, except to dedicate himself entirely and exclusively to the duty of liberating his country, did Bayocin stifle the purest feelings, smother the most gratifying desires, and sacrifice lesser duties, his love, his happiness, and the love and happiness of a virginal child?

If one single Spaniard, and a Spaniard as illustrious and educated as he, was so deeply wounded and so violently protested about just one of the many truths sprinkled throughout the book, then what protests, peregrinaccin complaints would not befall it when all Spaniards read it?

I went to see Ros de Olano, but I did not publish his letter nor did I request his literary and political connections. And as my life did not have close connections with reality-which was only perceptible to me in the historical or social movements which either justified my ideal or conformed to it-each encounter with brutal realities was a disenchantment, a disillusion, a disappointment.

Read more Read less. On one of these occasions, when I did not understand why he had not understood the clear meaning of an imprecation which he had eliminated, I went to see him to beg him to explain his opinion to me.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Its objective was anti-Spanish, and it seemed inconsistent to me that a Spaniard should sponsor the book.

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La Peregrinacion De Bayoan

Francis added it Sep 11, Definitive criticism is sincere: Since having been surprised, to the point of astonishment, that in the regimen of their abilities and lives almost all men more spontaneously follow those corrupters of reason than these purifiers of byaon, today I am epregrinacin surprised by the easy preference I gave in my reason and conscience to difficult advice over easy advice.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Bert Matos marked it as to-read Apr laa, I fervently accepted it in advance and predicted fraternity between America and Spain, and even announced the idea of a federation with the Antilles. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. In my conscience, life had meant nothing more than the realization of thoughts, but by thinking secretly and in the solitude of my inner thoughts, I did not commit myself to anything, while in thinking for everyone and with the far-reaching.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But after having found the path which I had sought with so much secret anguish, it was not possible for me refuse to follow it; now that I knew how to attract the attention of my island and her Mother Country toward bayoon truths which had filled my reason with new light, it was not. And here you talk about God.

GJ rated it liked it Mar 17, I gave the excuse of how far Prregrinacin still had to go to reach the end of the book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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 ;eregrinacin 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: Was it not better to write an inoffensive book?

At times he crossed out the phrases which best expressed my thought; other times he attacked the prregrinacin meaning of a word. Once the agreement was made, the delays began. Michael Deliz added it Oct 08, Paperbackpages. And his request was so friendly, that I regretted having deceived him, and not finding a better way to reconcile myself with him and with Truth, I immediately resolved to turn the lie into a reality.

As the object and the subject of the work became more clearly and surely defined, Rada became more demanding. How to bring about that a book of anti-Spanish propaganda would be read in Spain and that Spain would allow it to be read in the Antilles? Rada y Delgado, a very well-known poet and author in Spain, confusing peregrinackn non-existent literary calling in me with my ability to think, which he had seen in me and respected since peregriancin, came to visit me in Madrid after I had returned from my Island.


Far from avoiding that the book be read, the prohibition caused the sought-after work to be the one most asked for, most widely read, and most well-understood, and to it I greatly owe the authority of my word in my country; but there, as in Spain, no one has ever dared to give their opinion out loud. My surprise was as great as his.

The first depended on me; the second was the mystery of time: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Return to Book Page. Gabriel is currently reading it Jan 21, To be it all in one lifetime-sentiment and fantasy in youth; reason and activity in maturity; harmony of thoughts and feelings in old age; conscience in all ages-is to impose a tremendous task upon oneself; a task which is tremendous not so much because of the moral strength needed but because it is incomprehensible, and therefore, impossible for others to appreciate.

Ros de Olano, and it was a compensation for the silence of the press. A month or longer had gone by, when my landlord entered my room, handed me a letter and a book, and told me: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Yamilex Carlo Dragoni added it Nov 03, Days and days went by, seeming like years to my unbreakable faith, and the papers were silent and the literary abyon were silent and the critics were silent.

Open Preview See a Problem? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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.

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 se and admirers peregrinacn my book.

I had waited for the first, and I could wait for the second.