Siglos medios / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

Middle Centuries

Klingsor, the dark magician, disappears from Earth when Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is born.
     The Germans present him in a contest of troubadours. The search is on for the most liberal of contemporary magnates. The name of the King of France resounds amidst praises and is contrasted by that of prodigal landgraves. A manuscript from the era refers to the dispute and accuses the wizard of falsifying opinions and disturbing the trial. Klingsor deserves to figure in Shakespeare’s theater. He had become enemies with mankind when he succumbed in a gallant adventure. He was incurring in the excess of calling himself an heir and descendant of Virgil. The English dramatist, an enthusiast of Italy, was able to agree on this novelty and honor him with the nickname of Marquis of Capua, adopting a residue of the tradition.

El cielo de esmalte (1929)

{ José Antonio Ramos Sucre, Obra completa, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1989 }

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