Antonio Machado. Obras Completas. Edited by Leyla Namazie. 978-1-888205-66-4 400 pages. $24.95
POETRY / European / Spanish & Portuguese
GeneraciÃ³n del 98, Hispanic poetry, PoesÃa moderna espaÃ±ola, Spanish poetry, literatura espaÃ±ola.
Antonio Machado, in full Antonio Cipriano José MarÃa y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz (26 July 1875 â€“ 22 February 1939), was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of 98.
Antonio Machado was born in Seville in 1875, the second of five brothers, in the midst of a liberal family. In 1883 the whole family moves to Madrid. Machado studied in the InstituciÃ³n Libre de EnseÃ±anza, which had been founded by a friend of his father. After this, he finished his studies in two schools in Madrid, San Isidro and Cardenal Cisneros.
He travels frequently to Paris, where he meets Rubén DarÃo and works for a few months in the publishing company Garnier. In Madrid he takes part in the literary and theatre world, and becomes part of the troupe of MarÃa Guerrero and Fernando DÃaz de Mendoza. In 1907 Machado gets the French Chair in Soria, and afterwards he travels to Paris with a scholarship to study philosophy with Bergson and Bédier. His wife dies (they had only been married for 3 years) and he asks to be moved to Baeza (Jaén) where he continued to teach Spanish from 1912 to 1919.