Juan Ruiz

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ruiz, Juan

 

(nicknamed Archpriest of Hita). Born 1283 in Alcalá de Henares(?); died circa 1350. Spanish poet.

Ruiz wrote the narrative poem Book of Sweet Love (1343), which showed him to be a forerunner of Renaissance literature in Spain. The work is written in the form of an autobiographical story about amorous adventures, illustrated by fables, parables, and allegories. A conflict between asceticism and sensuality underlies the entire work. Ruiz depicted Spanish society soberly and satirically and created brilliant character types.

WORKS

Libro de buen amor [vols.] 1–2. Madrid [1963].
In Russian translation:
From “Kniga o dobroi liubvi.” In Ten’ derev’ev: Stikhi zarubezhnykh poetovvper. I. Erenburga. Moscow, 1969.

REFERENCES

Smirnov, A. Srednevekovaia literatura Ispanii. Leningrad, 1969.
Gariano, C. El mundo poético de Juan Ruiz. Madrid [1968]. (Bibliography on pp. 241–58.) A. L.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
En el Libro del buen amor, Juan Ruiz el arcipreste de Hita nos avisa de que cuidemos con la mentira, porque a veces dice la verdad:
La ambiguedad con relacion al amor (y a la mujer): realidad y trascendencia en Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita
Con este titulo, Ortiz instala su ensayo en una tradicion literaria que le permite recuperar la dimension estetica de la poesia del Arcipreste de Hita, al tiempo que construye el comienzo de su recorrido dialectico: "Acaso la celebre controversia imaginada por aquel gran poeta sea precedente literario que ahora nos permitiera personificar el moreno tabaco y la blanconaza azucar".