ALONSO JERONIMO DE
See also:Spanish novelist and playwright,
See also:born at
See also:Madrid about 158o, and educated at Alcala de Henares and
See also:Valladolid . His first
See also:work, La Patrona de Madrid restituida (1609), is a dull devout poem, which forms a
See also:strange prelude to La Hija de
See also:Celestina (1612), a malicious transcription of
See also:picaresque scenes reprinted under the title of La Ingeniosa Elena . This was followed by a series of similar tales and plays, the best of which are El Cavallero puntual (1614), La Casa de placer honesto (162o), Don Diego de Noche (1623) and a most sparkling satirical
See also:volume of character-sketches, El Curioso y .fabio Alexandro (1634) . He died in poverty at Madrid on the loth of
See also:July 1635 . Some of his
See also:works were translated into
See also:English and French, and
See also:Scarron's Hypocrites is based on La Ingeniosa Elena; he deserved the vogue which he enjoyed till
See also:late in the 17th century, for his satirical
See also:humour, versatile invention and pointed
See also:style are an effective combination .
SALAS, or SAN MARTIN DE SALAS
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