Luis de Leon, O.S.A.

Luis de Leon, O.S.A. (1528-1591)

Spanish poet, theologian, and an Augustinian friar, de Leon is one of the greatest masters of Castilian lyric poetry. His virile national spirit, at once religious and patriotic, and his rare classical purity, magnanimity, and sure judgment conspire to save him from effeminacy, affectation, and pedantry.

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