By Lugones, Leopoldo; Kirkpatrick, Gwen; Lugones, Leopoldo; Waisman, Sergio Gabriel
Argentina's best-known author in the course of his lifetime, Leopoldo Lugones's paintings spans many literary types and ideological positions. He was once influential as a modernist poet, as a precursor of the avant-garde, and likewise because the poet of Argentine nature. His brief tales (Las Fuerzas Extranas: 1906) have been early examples of the glorious in Latin American fiction and encouraged Borges, Quiroga, and others. They replicate an curiosity within the uncanny and encouraged modern curiosity in animism and occultism as the protagonists of many the tales have been scientists and medical professionals experimenting within the transmutation of proposal. His prose works comprise La Guerra Gaucha (1905) and the essay El Payador (1916) within which he idealized the gaucho as a heroic determine, well known poet, and an emblem of Argentine id. Lugones altered his political opinions repeatedly, adopting radical anarchism, and later in lifestyles, fascism. He was once consequently a arguable determine, either accalimed and scorned through his contemporaries. His adherence to the significance of literary shape drew feedback from the hot iteration of writers, equivalent to Borges, yet Borges later acknowledged in 1955 that "Lugones used to be and remains to be the best Argentine writer."
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Then there was that clearness of the skies, so that one could not conjecture as to the source of the rain. And this was the alarming aspect of the phenomenon. The sparks came from everywhere and from nowhere at once. It was immensity itself being torn invisibly into ﬁre. The terrible copper was falling from the ﬁrmament—but the ﬁrmament remained impassibly blue. A strange distress began slowly to come over me; but there was something strange: until then I had not thought about escaping. Escaping!
The world of insects proves it entirely. Birds display brighter colors in countries whose skies are always clear (Gould6). White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf (Darwin). There are ﬁsh that have the waves of the sea photographed on the gelatin of their dorsal ﬁn (Strindberg7). The sunﬂower faces constantly toward the sun and faithfully reproduces its nucleus, rays, and spots (Saint-Pierre8).
I thus decided to begin my work by submitting my monkey’s lips and tongue to a veritable gymnastics, treating him in this as if he were a deaf-mute. For the rest of it, I favored the ear to establish direct connections with words, without the need to rely on the faculty of touch. The reader will see that in this I prejudged with too much optimism. Luckily, the chimpanzee is, of all the great apes, the one with the most mobile of lips; and in his particular case, because Yzur had suﬀered from angina, he already knew how to open his mouth for an examination.