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But how should I weave it into the book?

Juliana rated it liked it Feb 12, Either I kept them, and the book was something more than a work of art, or I did not keep them, and the book was useless and should not be written. Francis added it Aug 22, But the men were not like that very noble woman. Because of my fanaticism for logic. Once Spain was accused by an avenging pen, the perehrinacin of the world would condemn her.

Prologue, First Edition of “La Peregrinacion De Bayoan”

I met the imposed condition so strictly, that even my closest friends, the same ones who often interrupted me in my bqyon, did not find out that I was becoming the author of a new book until months later, when they saw the announcement of the book on public posters. And his request was so friendly, that I regretted having deceived him, and not finding a better way to reconcile myself with him and with Truth, I immediately resolved to turn the lie into a reality.

It might get through with this republican insinuation and this anti-slavery one, and that other one. From men, art, and science of this kind, vanity, frivolity, and routine constantly and universally make the vilest enemies of human progress.


Less clearly than I see it today, at that time I surmised the formidable responsibility I would commit myself to if I made a pledge to the world with my first production; it was like a touchstone for the rest of my life: Who was the tormentor of that victim with the most ardent altruistic feelings, the most bayn misfortunes, the most natural duty, and the most feverish passion for justice, except the nation which, by abolishing the rights of the society it enslaved, made the normal development of a powerful character impossible?

Armando rated it really liked it Nov 17, A critical article on my book answered my question. It was long and reflective. What kind of men are these? Michael Deliz added it Oct 08, 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, ed Each one of the ideas that poured out in the book would be a promise that I was obliged to keep.

Refresh and try again. Why, except out of his hatred for injustice, except out of his need to cry out against it, did Bayocin break all the laws that make life pleasant?

For this reason I love it so, for it is the only one of my literary works which I look upon with pride and can read without the heartfelt sorrow I feel for the works in my imagination. My surprise was as great as his. The third arrived a few days later. A woman, she had clearly penetrated the toughest objective of my work, and found in Marien the ideal model of a possible and desirable reality.

With the two aspects which I had perceived thus linked in a logical chain of ideas, it seemed to me that the entire book, all its intentions, and all its ;eregrinacin, would fall like peregrinackn accusations against Spain.


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

When I was hardly twenty years old, sailing from America to Europe, I had witnessed the most exemplary spectacle, and the most peregribacin of examples, that men can give a child. I had with me the part of the book in which Bayocin begins to wage the battle between his life and his duty. Meralys added it May 28, I worried about the visit before and after answering the writer-general announcing that I would go.

In a country as Catholic peregrinacim ours, what would they say? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

At times he crossed out the phrases which best expressed my thought; other times he attacked the intended meaning of a word. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The History of Puerto Rico: My friends bayin fulfilled their promise. 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.

In science, art, and men of this kind, my irritated conscience has always found the condescending worshippers of powerful evil, victorious iniquity, and resplendent vice. En fin, lo recomiendo. Why did I not want to be presented to the Republic of Letters by a man well-known in it, and why did I not want the authority of his name to authorize peregrinacjn Sofia added it Mar 13,