Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino

Menéndez y Pelayo, Marcelino märthālē´nō mānān´dĕth ē pālä´yō [key], 1856–1912, Spanish literary historian and critic. His vast contribution to Spanish scholarship includes Historia de los heterodoxos españoles (1880–82), a panoramic history of Spain Historia de las ideas estéticas en España (1883–91), an equally panoramic cultural history of Spain an anthology of Castilian poetry (13 vol., 1890–1908) an important anthology of Latin American poetry (1893–95). His masterpiece was the Orígines de la novela española (1905–15).

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