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“Negra sombra” [Black Shadow] is one of the poems in the collection Follas Novas [New Leaves] published in 1880. This poetry collection, together with Cantares gallegos [Galician Songs] is widely considered as one of the foundational works in Galician literature. Written by Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela, 1837-Padrón, 1835), “Negra sombra” is one of the most emblematic and recognized Galician poems after composer Xoán Montés Capón (1840-1899) fused it with a traditional Galician alalá ballad.
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de Castro, Rosalía and Ferradáns, Carmela, "Galician: Negra sombra-Black Shadow" (1880). IWU Global Storytelling Project. 15.
Castro, Rosalía. Follas Novas: Versos En Gallego. Madrid: s.n., 1880.