Biography of Manuel de Palacio (1831-1906)

Spanish poet, born in Lérida. He lived in Soria, Valladolid, La Coruña, Madrid and, finally, in Granada, where he joined the literary group La rope grenadine next to Alarcon and Fernández González. He wrote some poems in collaboration with Luis Rivera, with whom he also Gil Blas (1864-1870) founded the satirical magazine. Some of his books are: one hundred political sonnets, 1870; Evenings of autumn, 1884; and intimate melodies, 1884. He also wrote the pamphlet Clarion between two dishes, 1889, to get back at the words of Clarin, who contemptuously had declared that Spain had only two poets and a half, referring to Palacio as the average poet.