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Now THAT is prolific. [Nov. 22nd, 2005|11:09 am]
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Felix Lope de Vega Carpio, the renowned Spanish dramatic poet born in 1562, wrote an estimated 1,500 plays - not to speak of countless poems, epics, and prose works. Of these 1,500 plays about 500 survive. De Vega penned his first drama at the age of 11 while a student at a Jesuit school. From that moment on, he poured out a torrent of theatrical works the like of which has never been equaled.

[User Picture]From: spence_matticus
2005-11-22 01:07 pm (UTC)
If this person was so popular, why have we not ever heard or been tought anything about them....? I just find that odd...but overall that is truly amazing writing all that stuff
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-22 05:50 pm (UTC)
I think that's a very good point you bring up. :) Someone else who had read some of his work wasn't too impressed. I honestly haven't read any yet, maybe I'll have to check something out online, or at the library just for curiosities sake. I am impressed with how MUCH he wrote.. even if it wasn't that good. ;)
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From: december27poet
2005-11-22 08:15 pm (UTC)
He was popular for the fact he wrote a lot, but he wasn't acclaimed because his writing wasn't mainstream.
I mean, when people talk about books they like, most of them are Harry Potter books, or stuff like Danielle Steele. It's the mainstream entertainment stuff that people remember. The literary novels, of stuff that wins awards like the Faulkner award, the O. Henry Award, even the Pulitzer, are forgotten because most people see it as "over their heads" and not to the common person.
Most people only remember literary things if they're forced to read it in school.

That's just my take on it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-23 09:25 am (UTC)
I don't know about most people only rememebering literary works if they read them in school... Someone else commented that the reason he wasn't so acclaimed was because his writing wasn't very good. Have you read any of his work?
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