De Sobremesa () – José Asunción Silva. Sobre el autor y la obra. – José Asunción Silva. o Colombia, Vida: o El más. De sobremesa. (Novela.) by Silva, José Asunción and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at José Asunción Silva fue un poeta colombiano. Parte de su importancia para la literatura estriba, esencialmente, en haber sido uno de los más importantes.

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Poet, author, political figure. Interlaken, 25 de julio. This page was last edited on 14 Juneat Marriage as invention to channel sexual instinct. Goes to see the doctor. He is considered one of the founders of Spanish—American Modernism.

I Begins with a slow, detailed description of the scene. Death is not more mysterious or horrible than life. Ginebra, 11 de agosto. Mentions drugs he takes. Also, has some unidentifiable ailment. When he was just ten years old, he wrote his first poems. His European trip then becomes a quest for an ideal being who less resembles a real-life woman than a pre-Raphaelite painting.

Has a kind of poetic meeting with this woman. One escritor, in her house, feels sick, creates artificial nighttime. Prior to his death, he asked his doctor confidentially to mark the exact location of his heart. Retrieved from ” https: Newer Post Older Post Home. Talks about studying tribus, then going into politics…This is his plan to power in which he solves everything utopically using science.


She suffered from consumption illness. London, 13 de noviembre. He feels like they communicate in their shared gaze.

Written in aduncion verse, the poem broke with the more classical mode of Spanish versification and showed many signs of Modernism. Once there, he was encouraged by his fellow writers to dedicate himself to his poetry. The reason he wanted to murder her was because he found her in bed with sobremsea girl. She still has so much left to paint — none of the current paintings are good enough. Everything is surreal-ly beautiful, like a fairy tale. It is said that Silva committed suicide after a dinner party on the evening of 23 May Mentions marrying Helen if her character and ideas coincide with his.

Perhaps you never have existed and you are but a luminous dream of my spirit; but you are a dream more real than what men call Reality. There are many reasons for his suicide, including the death of his sister Elvira, the loss of almost all his work when his ship sank near joss quay in the Caribbean sea, and his debts.

Mentions heritage from his parents- padre delicado, mom died when he silvaa a child. Perhaps his more important legacy is the house where he lived, which has been converted into a museum, the Silva Poetry House.

Notes from introduction to text version translated by Kelly Washbourne. The text of the diary occupies most of the novel.

José Asunción Silva

Back in frame, with friends in conversation. Passionate evening, narrator gets fed up with Nini and wants to kill her, suffocating her with pillows.

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Somewhat regrets having been with other women. He ee life intensely and is aware of the esthetic dimension, but he cannot organize his ideas coherently. Inmany of Silva’s works, including his principal work of prose, were lost in a shipwreck. Ginebra, 9 sobremes agosto.

Though he mourns her death, he is uncertain that she has ever existed. Paris, 3 de junio: Again, questioning religion, free will…etc. Summary from Cambridge Latin Americapg.

But, she escapes and he drugs himself with opio.

José Asunción Silva (Author of De sobremesa)

Sobre el autor y la obra. He wants to go looking for her. All written in a hypothetical future tense. Whyl, 5 de Julio- in an escondite in Interlaken. Views Read Edit View history. Feels malestar in Paris. Among his great successes is the revival and rejuvenation the use of the enneasyllable, a success that is often unfairly awarded Ruben Dario”.

Some of his work, such as the anthology Bitter Drops Gotas Amargas has been praised for its use of language dde irreverent, rebellious use of everyday language, the skeptical, “bitterly” humorous nature of its content and its break with literary and social tradition. Still obsessed with this woman…. sobremdsa