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Bécquer

[be-ker] /ˈbɛ kɛr/
noun
1.
Gustavo Adolfo
[goos-tah-vaw ah-th awl-faw] /gusˈtɑ vɔ ɑˈðɔl fɔ/ (Show IPA),
1836–70, Spanish poet.
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  • I was a great friend of Espronceda, Zorrilla, becquer and others.

  • becquer acquiesced, and the story was accepted and published by La Crnica.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • The same can be said of other periodicals for which becquer collaborated.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • This is the principal biography of becquer and the source of all the others.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • This is one of the best articles on becquer that have been published.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • becquer was passionately fond of his children, and succeeded in keeping them with him after the separation from his wife.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • becquer entered upon his new labors in 1861, and was a fairly regular contributor until the suppression of the paper.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • becquer, with extreme punctiliousness, tendered his resignation as censor of novels.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • Zorilla has been said to be becquer's most immediate precursor, in that he possesses the same instinct for the mysterious.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • Whatever becquer may have owed to Heine, in form or substance, he was no servile imitator.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

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