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Thomas Moore in the Hispanic World

WithSara Medina Calzada

This chapter explores the reception of Thomas Moore in the Hispanic world by examining the diffusion and impact of his poetry in both Spain and Spanish America from the 1820s to the 1910s. Although the references to Moore in Spanish literary criticism are not disregarded, special attention is paid to the Spanish translations of his works so as to reconstruct Moore’s canon in the Hispanic world and identify the different trends that can be traced in the process of dissemination of his works across Spain and Spanish America. By doing so, this chapter also aims to explore Moore’s reputation in connection with Anglo-Hispanic relations at the time and with the role of Britain in the renovation of Spanish letters and the intended regeneration of the disintegrating Spanish empire.