Border of a Dream Selected Poems of Antonio Machado

ISBN-10: 1556591985
ISBN-13: 9781556591983
Edition: 2003
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.012

Antonio Machado (1875__1939) is Spain's master poet, the explorer of dream and landscape, and of consciousness below language. Widely regarded as the greatest twentieth century poet who wrote in Spanish, Machado-like his contemporary Rilke-is intensely introspective and meditative. In this collection, the unparalleled translator Willis Barnstone, returns to the poet with whom he first started his distinguished career, offering a new bilingual edition which provides a sweeping assessment of Machado's work. In addition, Border of a Dream includes a reminiscence by Nobel Laureate Juan Ramon Jimenez and a foreword by John Dos Passos. from "Proverbs and Songs" Absolute faith. We neither are nor will be. Our whole life is borrowed We brought nothing. With nothing we leave. * You say nothing is created? Don't worry. With clay of the earth make a cup so your brother can drink. Born near Seville, Spain, Antonio Machado turned to a career in writing and translating in order to help support his family after the death of his father in 1893. His growing reputation as a poet led to teaching posts in various cities in Spain and, eventually, he returned to finish his degree from the University of Madrid in 1918. He remained in Madrid after the outbreak of civil war, committed to the Republican cause, but the violence finally forced him to flee. He died an exile in France. Willis Barnstone is one of America's foremost translator-poets, bringing into English an extraordinary range of work, from Mao Tse-tung to the New Testament.

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985. Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. His titles include The Complete Poems of Sappho,, Translated with an Introduction, Ancient Greek Lyrics, Love Poems, and Caf� de l'Aube � Paris, Dawn Caf� in Paris: Poems Composed in French and Their Translation in English.

Foreword
Antonio Machado: A Reminiscence
Introduction
Note on the Poems
Solitudes, Galleries and Other Poems (1899-1907)
The Voyager
"I have walked many roads"
"The plaza and the burning orange trees"
On the Burial of a Friend
Childhood Memory
"It was a bright afternoon"
"The languid lemon tree"
Shores of the Duero
"A labyrinth of narrow streets"
"I go dreaming along roads"
Cante hondo
"The street in shadow"
"You slip away"
Horizon
"The clock was striking twelve"
"Over the bitter land"
"The sun is a globe of fire"
"O figures in the courtyard"
"A few canvases of memory"
"Moss is growing in the shadowy plaza"
"The fire coals of a violet twilight"
"My love? Tell me, do you remember"
"One day we sat down by the road"
"A young face one day appears"
"The corroded and greenish hull"
"The dream below the sun"
The Waterwheel
The Gallows
Flies
Elegy for a Madrigal
Garden
Bad Dreams
Tedium
"The clock was clanging one"
Advice
Gloss
"Last night while I was sleeping"
"Has my heart gone to sleep?"
"The torn cloud, the rainbow"
"And he was the demon of my dream"
"From the doorsill of a dream"
"Those children in a row"
"Stained by earlier days"
"The house I loved"
"Before the pale canvas of the afternoon"
"Tranquil afternoon, almost"
"Like Anakreon"
"O luminous afternoon!"
"It is an ashen and shabby evening"
"Will the spellbound world die with you"
"Naked is the earth"
Field
To an Old and Distinguished Gentleman
"Yesterday my sorrows"
"Perhaps the hand in dreaming"
"You will know yourself"
"Below the laurel tree"
"Over coarse stone in the middle of the square"
Winter Sun
Fields of Castilla (1907-1917)
Portrait
On the Banks of the Duero
In Spanish Lands
"The poorhouse"
"Guadarrama, is it you, old friend?"
"The thousand waters of April"
A Madman
Autumn Dawning
The Train
Summer Night
Fields of Soria
The Land of Alvargonzalez
To a Dry Elm
Roads
"Lord, now what I loved most you tore from me"
"Hope says"
"There in the highlands"
"I dreamt you were guiding me"
"One summer night"
"As snow was melting"
"Here in the fields of my homeland"
To Jose Maria Palacio
Another Trip
Poem About a Day
November 1913
Out of the Ephemeral Past
Lament for His Virtues and Verses on the Death of Don Guido
Proverbs and Songs
Parables
My Clown
To Don Francisco Giner de los Rios
A Young Spain
My Poets
New Songs (1917-1930)
Notes
Toward the Lowlands
Galleries
Highland Songs
Songs
Songs of the Upper Duero
Proverbs and Songs
Parergon
Glossing Ronsard and Other Rhymes
Sonnets
Old Songs
My eyes in the mirror
Primaveral
Rose of Fire
from Advices, Verses, Notes
"In dreams he saw himself"
"Let us be confident"
To the Great Zero
Abel Martin's Last Lamentations
Siesta
In the Manner of Juan de Mairena
Songs to Guiomar
Other Songs to Guiomar
Notes and Songs
Sierra Note
Notes, Parables, Proverbs and Songs
Three Songs Sent to Unamuno in 1913
Dawn Songs
Autumn
Twelve Poets Who Might Have Existed
Goodbye
Sonnet
Poems of the War (1936-1939)
Spring
The Poet Recalls the Lands of Soria
Dawning in Valencia
The Death of the Wounded Child
"From sea to sea between us is the war"
"Again our yesterday"
Song
The Crime Was in Granada
Today's Meditation
"I will give you my song"
Songs
"These blue days"
Note on the Book
About the Author
Chronology of Antonio Machado
About the Translator
Books by Willis Barnstone
Index of Spanish Titles
Index of English Titles

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