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


Pablo Picasso · Wikipedia


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


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*


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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