miércoles, 1 de mayo de 2013

Jose María de Pereda Street

Jose María de Pereda was born in Polanco the sixth of February 1833 and he died in Santander the first of March 1906. He was a Spanish writer belonging to the realistic movement. His more important works are: ‘Sotileza’, ‘Peñas Arriba’, ‘De tal palo tal astilla’ and ‘La Puchera’; wich works made him well-known and admitted to the Spanish Royal Academy of Language.
His parents were Francisco de Pereda and Bárbara Sánchez Porrúa respectively from Polanco and Comillas. When he was 11 in 1843 he was already a pupil at the high-school  where at Menéndez Pelayo, Gregorio Marañón and Gerardo Diego had been students. During his school years he was an average student more addicted to hunting, fishing and life close to nature than other activities.
Once his studies in Humanities were finished in the autumn of 1852 he moved to Madrid with the intention of doing preparatory courses to enter in the Academy of Artillery of Segovia. Years later, referring to this part of his life, he would say that it started in Madrid:
‘A scientific career that I didn’t complete because I lacked vocation for it’
He returned to Santander and in 1855 his mother died and he became ill with cholera. Due to both of these things he was depressed and listless, in spite of overcoming his illness. Nest year he got a neurasthenic that left him without desire for doing anything and obliged his family to send him to Andalucía where he stayed for the greatest part of the year 1857.
When the diary ‘La Abeja Montañesa’ appeared in Santander he started a career as a journalist. There he published without signing or, most of the time, with the pseudonym Paredes, theatre reviews and costume sketches (costume: a movement that represents that daily activities of the people).
Also he started in 1888 the weekly newspaper ‘El Tio Cayetano’. He tried his luck at the theatre with the plays ‘Tanto tienes, tanto vales (1861)’, ‘Palos en seco (1861)’, ‘Marchar con el siglo (1863)’ and ‘Mundo, amor y vanidad (1863)’, that unfortunately weren’t very successful. These works were published in 1869 with the title ‘Ensayos dramáticos’.
He was already a correspondent of the Spanish Royal Academy of Language since 1872 and in 1897 he read hi speech as a numbered member.
His more importants works were: ‘Escenas montañesas’ ‘El Museo Universal Escenas de la vida, colección de cuentos y cuadros de costumbres’, ‘Blasones y talegas’, ‘Los hombres de pro’ (a work oriented to his political life), ‘Sotileza’ y ‘Peñas Arriba’. His works have the characteristic of being centered on life in the mountains with the exception of ‘Sotileza’.
He is commemorated with a street in Torrelavega that caries his name.

Sources: -Wikipedia
              -Meeting with José Ramón Sáiz

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario