El Gaucho Martin Fierro by José Hernández (1 star ratings)El Gaucho Martin Fierro es un poema narrativo, escrito en verso por Jose Hernandez en 1872, obra literaria considerada ejemplar del genero. Debido a que tiene una continuacion, La vuelta de Martin Fierro, escrita en 1879, este libro es tambien conocido como La ida. Ambos libros han sido considerados como libro nacional de la Argentina, bajo el titulo generico de El Martin Fierro. En La ida, Martin Fierro es un gaucho trabajador al que la injusticia social lo vuelve gaucho matrero (fuera de la ley). Narra el caracter independiente, heroico y sacrificado del gaucho. El poema es, en parte, una protesta en contra de la politica del presidente argentino Domingo Faustino Sarmiento de reclutar forzosamente a los gauchos para ir a la frontera contra los indigenas.
The Gaucho Martin Fierro
Drafted into the frontier military, he loses his home and family. Born November 10, Argentines still celebrate his birthday as "Tradition Day" in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires, at age 14, he left Buenos Aires because of illness to live in the healthier countryside, the pampas, where he learned the ways of the gauchos. From to he engaged in provincial political struggles. After the unsuccessful revolt against President Domingo F. In the poetic narrative's second part, "The Return of Martin Fierro," , the gaucho hero is reintegrated into the society he had abandoned. From their own ballads and legends a literature of the gaucho la literatura gauchesca grew and became an important part of the Argentine cultural tradition. Beginning in the midth century, after the heyday of the gauchos, Argentine writers celebrated them.
The poem supplied a historical link to the gauchos' contribution to the national development of Argentina, for the gaucho had played a major role in Argentina's independence from Spain. The poem, written in a Spanish that evokes rural Argentina, is widely seen as the pinnacle of the genre of "gauchesque" poetry poems centered around the life of the gaucho, written in a style that evokes the rural Argentine ballads known as payadas and a touchstone of Argentine national identity. It has appeared in literally hundreds of editions and has been translated into over 70 languages, all done by different publishers. His life of poverty on the pampas is somewhat romanticized; his military experiences are not. He deserts and tries to return to his home, but discovers that his house, farm, and family are gone. He deliberately provokes an affair of honor by insulting a black woman in a bar; in the knife duel that ensues, he kills her male companion.
Hernandez's poem was an attempt to alert the government, and particularly the city dwellers, to the problems faced by the gaucho minority in adjusting to the.
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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Editorial Edaf, S. Martin Fierro es un personaje heroico. Reflejo de un entorno endemico, ligado a Argentina. El texto este escrito con un estilo peculiar que imita del habla de los gauchos de la apoca. Ese realismo de fondo contrasta, en cambio, con la versificacion exhaltada y la rima que el autor impone a su libro.
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