JOSE FRANCISCO DE
See also:Spanish satirist, was
See also:born at Villavidanes (Leon) on the 24th of
See also:March 1703 . He joined the
See also:Jesuits in 1719, was banished from Spain with his brethren in 1767, and settled at Bologna, where he died on the 2nd of
See also:November 1781 . His earliest publication, a Carta de un residente en
See also:Roma (1725), is apanegyric of trifling
See also:interest, and La Juventud triunf ante (1727) was written in collaboration with Luis de Lovada .
See also:Isla's gifts were first shown in his Triunfo del amor y de la lealtad: Dia Grande de Navarra, a satirical description of the ceremonies at
See also:Pamplona in
See also:honour of
See also:Ferdinand VI.'s accession; its sly
See also:humour so far escaped the victims that they thanked the writer for his appreciation of their
See also:local efforts, but the true significance of the
See also:work was discovered shortly afterwards, and the protests were so violent that Isla was transferred by his superiors to another
See also:district . He gained a
See also:great reputation as an effective preacher, and his
See also:posthumous Sermones morales (1792—1793) justify his fame in this respect . But his position in the
See also:history of Spanish literature is due to his Historia del famoso predicador fray Gerundio de Campazas,
See also:alias Zotes (1758), a novel which wittily caricatures the bombastic eloquence of
See also:pulpit orators in Spain . Owing to the protests of the
See also:Dominicans and other regulars, the
See also:book was prohibited in 1760, but the second
See also:part was issued surreptitiously in 1768 . He translated Gil Blas, adopting more or less seriously Voltaire's unfounded
See also:suggestion that Le
See also:Sage plagiarized from Espinel's Marcos de Obregon, and other Spanish books; the text appeared in 1783, and in 1828 was greatly modified by Evaristo Pena y
See also:Martin, whose arrangement is still widely read . See Policarpo Mingote y Tarrazona, Varones ilustres de la provincia de Leon (Leon, 1880), pp . 185-215;
See also:Bernard Gaudeau,
See also:Les Precheurs burlesques en Espagne au X VIIIe siecle (
See also:Paris, 1891) ; V . Cian, L'Immigrazione dei Gesuiti spagnuoli letterati in Italia (Torino, 1895) . (J .
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