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The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance
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The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

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Author: Edith Grossman

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 240


"Edith Grossman again demonstrates that she indeed is the Glenn Gould of translators." -Harold Bloom Celebrating the Spanish Renaissance's greatest poems and offering a new appreciation of Spain's "Golden Age, " Edith Grossman turns her passionate fervor and stylistic brilliance to the works of Jorge Manrique; Garcilaso de la Vega, a soldier and courtier who wrote love poetry; Fray Luis de Leon, a converso Jew; San Juan de la Cruz, whose poems are the finest exemplars of Christian mysticism; Luis de Gongora, a great sensualist; Lope de Vega, Cervantes' rival; Francisco de Quevedo, the ultimate Baroque poet; and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the nun whose haunting poetry embodied the voice of Mexico. Through these glorious voices, presented in facing-page Spanish and English, The Golden Age offers a new way to connect with the literary heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. 10 illustrations
  • Author: Edith Grossman

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Tags: April-2021, Paperback / softback, Poetry, September-2021
  • Barcode: 9780393329919
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    What better way to learn the foreign language?

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance.

    I love books which contain works in a foreign language and a translation on facing pages. What better way to learn the foreign language?

    But on reading translations of poems, I have been surprised how rarely they capture the rhythm of the original - or indeed any rhythm. This usually disqualifies the translation as poetry, of which rhythm is an important element.

    My attached version of part of the poem by Jorge Manrique aims to preserve the rhythm. I hope you may find it of interest.

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    What better way to learn the foreign language?

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance.

    I love books which contain works in a foreign language and a translation on facing pages. What better way to learn the foreign language?

    But on reading translations of poems, I have been surprised how rarely they capture the rhythm of the original - or indeed any rhythm. This usually disqualifies the translation as poetry, of which rhythm is an important element.

    My attached version of part of the poem by Jorge Manrique aims to preserve the rhythm. I hope you may find it of interest.

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