Little is known of his childhood. It is known that he was educated first in Cali, Popayan then, and finally in Bogotá, between 1848 and 1852, during the government of José Hilario López. In his poetry, Isaacs recalls the Valle del Cauca and the idyllic setting in which he spent his childhood, and the march to Bogota had assumed for himself a difficult step. He returned to Cali in 1852, apparently without having completed high school. In 1854 he fought in the campaigns of Cauca against the dictatorship of General José María Melo, for seven months. His family then went through a difficult economic situation because of the civil war. In 1856 he married Felisa González Umaña, who had by then fourteen years, which would give plenty of offspring and perseverance to hide behind them was a famous writer who traversed Europe, Asia and Africa.
Casa Jorge Isaacs in Cali Colombia
Jorge Isaacs Mausoleum Museum, San Pedro Cemetery in Medellin, Colombia.
Attempted to engage in commerce, without much success, and tried his luck with the literature. His first poems dating from 1859-1860, at the same time, undertook the writing of several... [continua]
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