Extremely Brief Biographies of Current Role Models (in order of encounter)

 

Portrait_de_Picasso,_1908
Pablo Picasso · Wikipedia

 

On Picasso: maniacal, hedonistic, violently creative and egotistic artist par excellence

 

Sor_Juana_by_Miguel_Cabrera
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz · Wikipedia

 

On Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: encyclopedic mind, rhythmic and lyrical master of the mind’s inner turmoil*

 

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Guillaume Apollinaire · Wikipedia

 

On Apollinaire: ebullient clown, self-chastising and yet unholy, unreciprocated soul

 


 

*Cf. Redondilla 92

Who carries the greater guilt

in a passion gone astray:

the woman, beseeched, who falls,

or the man who begged her to yield?

 

Or which one merits more blame

although both deserve censure:

the woman who sins for pay,

or the man who pays to sin?

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