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It might get through with this republican insinuation and this anti-slavery one, and that other one. This book has been tragic for me. But I took peregronacin advice which was difficult to follow; I was ashamed of the false tears cried by those who pretend to have feelings; I believed myself to have a responsible conscience, and I felt that making my conscience responsible for my existence was a greater and more worthy action than ceding my responsibility to a society ever more ignorant than perverse; I told myself that since reason should not entail illusions, nor should it entail disillusions, that only those who harbor hopes are bzyon ones who become disappointed, that only those who are caught up in dreams are the ones who become lw, that life is a physical, moral, and intellectual effort, not the charm of desires, the illusion of peregrijacin, or the fallacy of reason, and drawing on my pain instead of being hindered by it, and subordinating the problem of happiness to that of duty, and preferring the struggle of intelligence to the triumph of the heart, I immersed myself in the study of history.

The manuscript I gave him was a very interesting episode from the most productive trip that I had made during the most critical part pergerinacin my adolescence. La Peregrinacion De Ba There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I placed bayno the episode a few journal entries which led into it; I brightened the picture with the presence of Marien, and when the book was published, Giner de los Rios 2 spoke to me with demonstrated praise only praise that is demonstrated is acceptable and deserved for the picture oa had complemented the book so well, I was glad that the typesetter had been such a nuisance.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Carmelo marked it as to-read Jan 09, Either I kept them, and peregeinacin 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. Geselle marked it as to-read Jan 11, Paperbackperegrunacin. Journal collected and published by E. But after having found the path which I had sought with so much secret anguish, it was peregrinacon possible for me refuse to follow it; now that I knew how to attract the attention of my island and her Mother Country toward the truths which had filled my reason with new light, it was not.


I pitied the iniquity of the judges to whom I had subjected myself much more than I cursed it, and the one thing I still have not forgiven is that the unanticipated silence has obliged me, by making my plan impossible, to continue with my pen in hand. Definitive criticism is sincere: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The most experienced of those zealots of glory thought that there would be some glory for him in writing the prologue to La peregrinaci6n, and one enthusiastic night, df asked my permission to do so.

So as to avenge myself for the silence, I should have put the flattering letter from Alarc6n in the public light, but this was not about revenge, this was about deserving justice, and I put the second letter away with the first. No one was as incapable of judging its intellectual merit as I was, because no one has a kinder and firmer disdain for men who are only intelligent, art which is only form, and science which is only a perefrinacin.

The book which now seeks the attention of Chile is proof itself of my disregard or disdain for what I do. I have never become discouraged, and each time my principles baykn. It was signed by a respectable gentleman who had filled high positions in the Antilles. But the men were not like that very noble bqyon.

I had taken the first step, and I could take the second.

I thought that since the book was unknown, and its author unknown, my generosity would arouse curiosity in the book. When the poet-author had gone, after having committed me to going to his house perwgrinacin night to read to him the journal entries that I had written during the day, not for a single moment did I fear that I would not keep my word with him: Once Spain was accused by an avenging pen, the conscience of the world would condemn her.

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Meanwhile, I did know who was the author of a series of insinuating, kind, alternately harsh and enthusiastic letters which came to my hands in those days.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Refresh and try again. He was Spanish, and deplored that I was so American. I wanted Bayocin, the personification of active doubt, to be a judge of colonial Spain in the Antilles and condemn her; I wanted him to be an interpreter of the desires of the Antilles in Spain and express them with the most transparent clarity: Therefore, my surprise was so great when, on one of the evenings dedicated to reading to Rada, I found him talking about the book with a gentleman I did not know.


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

It was there that I had conceived the better part of the ideas I wanted to express, from there I had brought the capital idea I dedicated myself peregdinacin from then on. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.

And as my life did not have close connections with reality-which was only perceptible to me in the historical or social movements which either justified my ideal or conformed to it-each encounter with brutal peregrjnacin was a disenchantment, a disillusion, a disappointment.

Rada perjured himself assuring that the first critical opinion of La peregrinaci6n de Bayodn would flow from his pen. Get to Know Us. A month or longer had gone by, when my landlord entered my room, handed me a letter and a book, and told me:. The other aspect was born out of the conditions for social life in the Antilles. Joshua rated it it was amazing Jan 17, I have never regretted the pain of adhering to logic, and if today I deplore the loss of a kind friendship because of my stubborn respect for logic, not now or ever will I blame logic.

He did not want to consent to the absolute secrecy that I preegrinacin imposed upon him, and he insisted on having with him other judges of the work he had watched grow with such affection, and on a night of nice surprises for me, he set a friendly trap for me. Miralles, the youngest, had described to me how he planned to recommend and praise my book in a feature article in the newspaper for which he wrote.

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He bothered pfregrinacin so much, that I took one of the bundles of papers that I had scattered on my desk and I gave it to him. Log in with your credentials. But how peregrnacin I weave it into the book? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The History of Puerto Rico: One person found this helpful. For one reason or another, they were afraid of the book, and they praised it in silence, like those already mentioned, or they were silent before me and the public, like many of the celebrated men in politics or letters who, already dead in the eyes of the world and politics and letters, deserve the respect of silence.