Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel

▪ Mexican writer
born Dec. 22, 1859, Mexico City, Mex.
died Feb. 3, 1895, Mexico City

      Mexican poet and prose writer whose musical, elegant, and melancholy poetry and restrained rhythmic prose sketches and tales mark the transition in Mexican literature between Romanticism and Modernism. His active support of the fledgling Modernist movement (Modernismo), which attempted to revitalize and modernize Spanish poetic language, gave encouragement to a generation of younger writers in Mexico.

      Gutiérrez Nájera received his early education at home from his mother and later studied French and Latin, reading widely and becoming strongly influenced by the French poets Alfred de Musset, Théophile Gautier, and Paul Verlaine. His first article appeared in the newspaper La Iberia when he was 13, and until his death he wrote several a week. In 1894 he founded the Revista azul (“Blue Review”), a literary journal that became Mexico's first forum for Modernist poetry and published young writers who were later to have a significant influence on the course of Mexican poetry. Recognized as more of an influence on literary trends than as a major poet in his own right, he is still admired for his crónicas, a genre of short story that he created. His life was cut short by alcoholism.

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Universalium. 2010.

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