Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel

Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel

Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel (mänwĕlˈ go͞otyārˈrās näˈhārä), 1859–95, Mexican poet and journalist. One of the precursors of modernismo, he founded the literary periodical Revista Azul. His elegant poetry, edited after his death, is delicately musical and wistful; it reflects the influence of Bécquer and of the French symbolists and shows the transition from romanticism to modernism. He also wrote exquisite, often humorous prose, notably in Cuentos frágiles [gossamer stories] (1883) and Cuentos de color de humo [smoke-colored stories] (1898).
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