Garcia Sarmiento, Felix Ruben (Ruben Dario) (San Pedro de Metapa, 1867-1916), Nicaragua. Era hijo de Manuel Garcia y Rosa Sarmiento; nacio el 18 de enero de 1867. En 1881 escribio articulos para el periodico politico La Verdad y poco despues se fue a El Salvador y dio clases de gramatica. Regreso a Nicaragua en 1883 y hacia 1890 se caso en El Salvador con Rafaela Contreras, con la que tuvo un hijo, Ruben Dario Contreras. Esta murio en 1893 y ese mismo ano se caso con Rosario Murillo. En 1892 Dario viajo a Espana, en nombre del gobierno de Nicaragua, para la celebracion del 400 aniversario de la conquista de America. Un ano mas tarde, en 1893, empezo su carrera como diplomatico en America y Europa y conocio en Madrid a Francisca Sanchez, quien fue por mucho tiempo su inspiracion. Durante anos recorrio Europa enviado por el periodico La Nacion. Volvio a Nicaragua en 1907 y fue recibido con honores y nombrado ministro residente en Espana. Vivio otra vez en Europa hasta 1915, ano en que regreso a America invitado por el presidente de Guatemala. Murio el 6 febrero de 1916 en Nicaragua.
Reviews - What do customers think about Margarita (Spanish Edition)?
child story Mar 14, 2005
I was 5 years old when my aunt read this book to me and i never forgot about it. Whenever I felt I couldn't do something, i remembered the girl in the story, Margarita, and how she had achieved in getting her star. Another thing that always encouraged me was that the book was written for me: it is dedicated to all brave girls who ventured into the world to achieve their dream. The pictures were beautiful, and I always remembered the story. however, I never saw the book again until i was 13 years old and I was very glad to find it. Now it is very old and I have to buy a new for myself, but definitively, I will pass this book and story to my younger sisters and when I have my daughters. Up to this day, although I am 20 years old, whenever I feel down I read this book and Dario's poetry makes me remember my childhood, where i have come from and what do I have to do. I am very thankful to my aunt for reading me this inspiring book, and hopefully I will read this story to a child who needs it in the future....as I hope you would too.
ps. It is soo charismatic and melancholic as the little prince by saint exupery.
excellent and very enjoyable Oct 23, 1998
This story is written for both adults and children. The Spanish flows beautifully. The book could definitely be used as a tool in teaching young children Spanish. The story is enchanting and wonderfully written.
Margarita, Apr 15, 1998
This children's story, beautifully written by Ruben Dario, one of the most accomplished Spanish-speaking writers, was one of my favorite as a child. The verses flow like music and it is a perfect tool to help your children to develop a sense for Spanish poetry, while being transported to the magic setting of the story. This edition beautifully illustrated, has become a link between my childhood and and my children's.