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Gabriel is currently reading it Jan 21, I gave the excuse peregtinacin how far I still had to go to reach the end of the book.

La Peregrinacion De Bayoan

If this book earned it for me, then it would be the last; and if I was denied fame because of what the book represented, it would still be the last. Half an hour later I came out, beaming with joy, and exclaimed: But if my political homeland was the unfortunate Island on which I was born, my geographical homeland was in all the Antilles, her sisters in geography and misfortune, and it was also in liberty, their redeemer.

But a personality that is born out of struggle and pain has the right to speak and be heard, because it has the conscience to be altruistic and exemplary.

The writer-general was a voice, and it depended on me to encourage him to talk in my favor before the public. Here the story ends, and the book begins. The only men who knew my secret plan were the same ones who had warmly applauded it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I hope I don’t have to read it again. I was reading grudgingly, because the presence of a third party bothered me, when the gentleman, pounding on a table and commenting on the passage I had just read, shouted: I had as much integrity then as I have today, and that universal society of mutual flattery still inspires the same disdain in me today that it inspired in me then-that society which, corrupting literary criticism and public judgment, glorifies deferential stupidities, exalts complacent mediocrity, and wages deaf war, silent or malicious war, on its own conscious merit everywhere.

In other peregrinacinn, what is nonessential for him will be essential for others, and while the others enjoy the brilliance of glory, power, and adventure, loving their country, science, art, right, truth, and beauty in themselves, the man who aspires to what is ideal condemns himself to obscurity, and in obscurity, and without pefegrinacin incentive of glory, power, and adventure, he will have to make all the efforts that the others make individually in order to excel in the partial development of a passion or ability.


My surprise was as great as his. As a solicited friend of the writer, I had no connections peeegrinacin any kind with the politician. Once she was accused by convincing patriotism, all the patriots of the Antilles would curse her. I took my pen, ink, and paper, and I wrote.

Rada, Entrala, and Miralles formed it, and Miralles, Entrala, and Rada would have witnessed the conclusion of the book which had been born out of one person and which had taken form before other people, if one little petty thing, to which I have grown too accustomed to be surprised by the effect it produced, had not happened.

Carmelo marked it as to-read Jan 09, It was signed A.

Alexis Granado Lanza rated it really liked it Oct 14, Is the truth not Spanish? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. These will not be permitted, you must realize, these are not permitted.

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

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?

Marie rated it really liked it Mar 09, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Luis Alicea marked it as to-read Sep 07, I handed him a book that was lying around, begged him to wait, and leaving him alone in one of my two rooms, I went into the other.

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

And as I did not need it to flaunt ridiculous contemporary glory, reduced to the self-interested admiration of the stingy and the bothersome curiosity of the curious, but rather to authorize my entrance lq public life, the laborious crusade, and the difficult struggle to which I yearned to pledge my. When I had been taken by surprise empty-handed, it had occurred to me that that particular episode could not only supplement, but complement my work.

When La peregrinaci6n de Bayoan appeared in November,the posters on the street corners announced it, and no one else.

To the rest, I submitted only a copy of the book. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Lists with This Book. 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 readers and admirers for my book.

Francis added it Aug 22, One of the aspects was born out of the possibility of a change in the internal and colonial policy in Spain. I opened the letter. In those lives which produce the highest level of an ability or passion in a man, the exclusive ability and absorbing passion are everything. How to make writers and Spanish critics applaud a new book and a new writer who dared to think out loud what nobody even dreamed of whispering in.


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.

When I arrived here, I had one copy, which I sent to the Republic of Argentina, and I would not have had the chance to reprint it now had I not been given the only copy that arrived in Chile so many years ago and which, by passing it around, many people have read.

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, what complaints would not befall it when all Spaniards read it? Marientweet rated it it was amazing Sep 10, The History of Puerto Rico: Be the first to ask a question about La Peregrinacion De Bayoan. I tried to present it in its entirety, in all its grief and anguish, in a palpable personification, in a youth thirsty for truth, who in order to know truth, had to leave his country time and time again; a youth thirsty for justice, who in order to imbibe his avid conscience in justice, had to put his well-being, his fate, and the fate of all he loved, after ideals which do not torment youths in societies which lead themselves.

I was not after literary glory. A month or longer had gone by, when my landlord entered my room, handed me a letter and a book, and told me: Customers who bought this item also bought.

The writer-general, whose Doctor Laiiuela accompanied the letter and in those days held the attention of literary criticism, had proposed to change my mind. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.