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Book of the Sparrows

<I>Libro de los Gorriones (Book of the Sparrows)</I>

The Spanish Romantic poet, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (Seville 1836-Madrid 1870), delivered a manuscript of his poems to his patron, the Government Minister Luis González Bravo, who was to write a preface for them. However, this manuscript was lost in the 1868 Revolution. Bécquer attempted to reconstruct what had been lost in his "Libro de los Gorriones" ("Book of the Sparrows"), a notebook he wrote h…