Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

ISBN-10: 0393329917

ISBN-13: 9780393329919

Edition: 2007

Authors: Billy Collins, Edith Grossman, Billy Collins

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"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 León, a converso Jew; San Juan de la Cruz, whose poems are the finest exemplars of Christian mysticism; Luis de Góngora, a great sensualist; Lope de Vega, Cervantes' rival; Francisco de Quevedo, the ultimate Baroque poet; and Sor Juana Inés 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 Ageoffers a new way to connect with the literary heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. 10 illustrations.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

List of Illustrations
Translator's Introduction
Notes on the Poets
Verses Written on the Death of His Father
Sonnet I
Sonnet X
Sonnet XXIII
Sonnet XXIX
Song V
Eclogue I
Stanza: Upon Leaving Prison
Ode III (To Francisco Salinas)
Ode VIII: Quiet Night
Ode XIX: On the Ascension
Song II: The Dark Night
Song III: Flame of Living Love
Sonnet LXXXII (amorous)
Sonnet CLXV
Sonnet CLXVI
Ballad XLIX (amorous)
Lyric XIX (sacred)
Sacred Rhymes: I
Instant Sonnet
Human Rhymes: Sonnet LXI
Various Songs: Folk Song VII
Metaphysical Poems 2
Metaphysical Poems 3
Metaphysical Poems 6
Metaphysical Poems 8
Amorous Poems 471
Psalm XVII
Psalm XIX
Sonnet 145
Sonnet 147
Sonnet 148
Sonnet 164
Sonnet 165
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