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Agustín Durán (1789–1862)

Durán, Agustín (dö-rän’). A distinguished Spanish critic (1789–1862). His first work, anonymous, ‘On the Decadence of the Spanish Theatre’ (1828), led to the reform of the Spanish stage and its liberation from the French yoke. Of still greater service in arousing love for the native poetry was his ‘Collection of Romanceros and Balladists’ (5 vols., 1828–32). As a poet he won distinction by his poem of chivalry ‘The Three Citrons in the Garden of Love’ (1856), written in fifteenth-century Castilian.