- Poemas, Cuentos y Más
Born in Nicaragua, Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, known as Rubén Darío, is widely considered as the father of the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo [modernism] that flourished at the end of the nineteenth century. Darío was inspired by Parnassianism and the French symbolists poets, in particular Paul Verlaine, and his works have left a lasting impression on twentieth-century Spanish literature and journalism. The outbreak of the First World War brought him to the United States of America and into contact with Archer Milton Huntington who, in January 1915, sponsored a poetry reading by Darío and a lecture by Alejandro Bermúdez, a Nicaraguan diplomat.
The anniversary of Rubén Darío’s death will be marked with a lecture by Dr. Alison Maginn, Associate Professor of Spanish at Monmouth University, and a small exhibition of manuscripts and printed works pertaining to Rubén Darío.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
Museum & Library
Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets
The Hispanic Society of America
A free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.