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Selected Writings (Dario, Ruben)

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ISBN-10: 0143039369

ISBN-13: 9780143039365

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rub�n Dar�o, Andrew Hurley, Greg Simon, Ilan Stavans, Steven White

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Born in Nicaragua, Rubn Daro is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Daro's writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world-an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Daro's most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Daro himself envisioned them. The second part is devoted to Daro's prose, including short stories,…    
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.

Ilan Stavans is the author of "The Hispanic Condition", "The Riddle of Cantinflas", & "The One-Handed Pianist & Other Stories" as well as the editor of "The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories" & a dictionary of Spanglish, among other volumes. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee & the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship & the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College.

Rub�n Dar�o (18671916) gained prominence in Azul..., the publication of which sparked the Modernista movement in the Spanish-speaking Americas. Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico. Greg Simon is the translator or cotranslator of numerous works by such authors as Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. Stephen F. White has edited and translated anthologies of contemporary poetry from Latin America. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

Introduction
Seashell
Seascape
The swans
Leda
To Goya
The poet and the king
Questions
Colloquy of the centaurs (fragment)
Numen
Pegasus
Eheu!
Reincarnations
Metempsychosis
Race
Revelation
The song of the pines
Song of blood
Livid flowers
About autumn
On a first page
The blank page
About winter
Vesperal
Vesper
Symphony in gray major
In the land of allegories
St. Helen of Montenegro (fragment)
Autumn song in spring
Triumphal march
A letter (fragment)
Return (fragment)
Earthquake
Far away
Tutecotzimi (2 fragments)
Black Dominga (fragment)
To Columbus
Song to Argentina (fragment)
To Moises Ascarrunz
To Roosevelt
Saluting the eagle
The great cosmopolis
Walt Whitman
Wire service
That's endless
I'm hunting a form
The ear of wheat
Antonio Machado
To Juan Ramon Jimenez
Song of hope
Love your rhythm
Nocturne ("I want to erase my anguish in verse")
Good-bye
Flower of light
Oh, my soul!
Autumn poem (fragment)
Nocturne ("silence of the night, painful silence")
Poets! towers of God!
To a poet (fragment)
To Phocas, tiller of fields
"Divine psyche, sweet invisible butterfly!"
Philosophy
Auguries
Island birds
Nocturne ("for those who've heard the night's heart by auscultation")
Victory of Samothrace
Sad, sadly calling
Self-portrait for his sister Lola
Extravagances (fragment)
The guests (fragment)
Venice
Melancholy
One day, undone, he sighed
Keep walking, try to forget
Thanatos
Spes
The sweet morning angelus
Destined to die
On poetry and the poet
The bourgeois king : a cheering tale
The deaf satyr : a greek story
My Aunt Rosa
Tale of the sea
The bale
Fantasy, horror, and the grotesque
The larva
Thanatophobia
Huitzilopoxtli : a Mexican legend
The case of Mademoiselle Amelie : a story for new year's
Myth and legend
Palimpsest I
Palimpsest II
The ruby
The birth of cabbage
Queen Mab's veil
Fables
The palace of the sun
The death of the empress of China
Juan Bueno's losses
Febea
Fugitive
Gyrfalcons of Israel
The strange death of Fray Pedro
The nymph : a Parisian story
The black Solomon
Thus spake Ahasuerus
The story of Martin Guerre
Prose poems
In the enchanted land
The honeymoon song
Bloody
Siren-catchers
Ocean idyll
The song of winter
The ideal
Boklin : "the isle of the dead"
Sirens and tritons
The Clepsydra : the extraction of the idea
War
On literature
Modernismo
The story of my books
Azure
Frontispiece for "the misfits"
The misfits (Los Raros; excerpts)
Edgar Allan Poe
Paul Verlaine
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
Rachilde
Le Comte de Lautreamont
Ibsen
Jose Marti
On poetry and the poet
Excerpt from "from a book of intimate pages"
Excerpt from "the literary life"
The 1001 nights
Marinetti and futurism
On art
Richard Le Gallienne : the influence of the sense of beauty
Ranvier : "the infancy of Bacchus"
On himself
The colors of my standard
Pro Domo Mea
The journalist and his literary merits
On "modern life" and politics
Musings on crime
To the right Reverend Abbot Schnebelin
Gold's choler
Iron
The triumph of Caliban
The Hippogriff
To the venerable Joan of Orleans
Travel pieces and vignettes
Vieux Paris
[On woman]
The poster in Spain (excerpts)
A diplomatic mission
Toros! (excerpts)
"Black Spain"
Seville
Cordoba
[Travels in Italy]
Hamburg, or the land of swans
The secession
Budapest
Selected letters