Calderon was educated in law and was called to the bar in Granada. He eventually occupied influential positions in government, including senator and state councillor. In 1831, he published his first book, Poesias del Solitario; mostly satirical verses that achieved a degree of popularity. He became a scholar in Arabic and contributed to the Cartas Espanolas (1832). Calderon became an expert in regional dialogue with a provincial vocabulary and had a great influence on subsequent Spanish authors such as Fernan Caballero and Juan Valera. In addition to a large quantity of journalism, his works inlcude El Listen Verde (1820), Cristianos y moriscos: leyenda lastimosa (1838) and Escenas andaluzas (1847).
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An Andalusian Duel
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