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Luis de Gongora Biography and Poems

Luis de Gongora Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Luis de Gongora, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by de Gongora, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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de Gongora, Luis

Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorism (Gongorismo ). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo .

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