English translation of 'culteranismo'
latinized, precious and highly metaphorical style (esp 17th century)
Culteranismo and conceptismo were opposing literary fashions which developed in the early 17th century in Spain. Luis de Góngora was the main exponent of culteranismo, also known as gongorismo. His poetry was very learned in style, full of metaphor, classical allusions, neologisms and deliberate syntactic playfulness. By contrast, conceptismo, as championed by Francisco de Quevedo, meant very precise, economic and rational language with complex ideas presented in a simple and succinct style. Góngora, who was much vilified in his time, and not only by Quevedo, found posthumous favour with generations of modern Spanish poets, most notably the Generación del 27.
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La frase es de un neobarroquismo de ida y vuelta, de un culteranismo practicado por un Gracián de hospicio.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
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Translation of culteranismo from the Collins Spanish to English Dictionary