Platero and I/Platero y Yo A Dual-Language Book

ISBN-10: 0486435652

ISBN-13: 9780486435657

Edition: 2004

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Platero and I,the most popular work by the great Spanish writer Juan Ramn Jimnez (1881-1958), is a series of autobiographical prose poems about the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. This new, accurate English translation is drawn from the complete edition published in 1917. This is the only dual-language edition of this classic of Spanish literature, with an excellent introduction and explanatory notes that will assist students in understanding and appreciating the work.
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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

On receiving the Nobel Prize in 1956, Juan Ramon Jimenez was praised for "his lyrical poetry, which constitutes an inspiring example in the Spanish language of spirituality and artistic purity." Jimenez's works have indeed provided inspiration for many younger Spanish poets--- Federico Garcia Lorca, Pedro Salinas, and Jorge Guillen among them---as well as for Latin American poets. His poetic world is both aesthetic and spiritual. Through poetry Jimenez endeavored not only to express his interior reality but also to reach the highest levels of spiritual experience. Jimenez's early work is marked by a short period of modernism followed by a rejection of it in favor of simpler forms, particularly that of traditional Spanish ballads. The turmoil and anxiety produced by his sea voyage to the United States to marry an American, Zenobia Camprubi, and their return as newlyweds began his second period. That phase was characterized by increasing subjectivity and purification of his poetry, a process furthered by Zenobia, who protected him from intrusions of the world. His use of women to symbolize the objects of his desires to know and experience reveals the influence of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer. In his final stage, he embarked on a mystical search for the absolute. His revelation was that "God desired" and "God desiring" reside within his own soul. Platero and I (1914), a poignant and charming story in poetic prose about a silver-gray donkey named Platero, is popular with children. Jimenez did not intend it for children exclusively, however, but rather as a celebration of the essence of the child, "a spiritual island fallen from heaven."

Mariposas blancas/White Butterflies
Juegos del anochecer/Games at Nightfall
El eclipse/The Eclipse
Escalofrio/A Chill
La miga/The Kindergarten
El loco/The Madman
Las brevas/The Early Figs
El moridero/The Burial Place
La pua/The Sharp Point
La cuadra/The Stable
El potro castrado/The Castrated Colt
La casa de enfrente/The House Across the Way
El nino tonto/The Retarded Boy
La fantasma/The Ghost
Paisaje grana/Scarlet Landscape
El loro/The Parrot
La azotea/The Roof Terrace
La verja cerrada/The Locked Grille
Don Jose, el cura/Don Jose, the Priest
La primavera/Springtime
El aljibe/The Cistern
El perro sarnoso/The Mangy Dog
Remanso/A Pool
Idilio de abril/April Idyll
El canario vuela/The Canary Flies
El demonio/The Demon
Los Hungaros/The Wandering Foreign Gypsies
La novia/The Sweetheart
La sanguijuela/The Leech
Las tres viejas/The Three Old Women
La carretilla/The Little Cart
El pan/Bread
El pino de la Corona/The Pine of La Corona
El nino y el agua/The Boy and the Water
La arrulladora/The Lullaby Singer
El arbol del corral/The Tree in the Yard
La tisica/The Consumptive Girl
El Rocio/El Rocio
El tio de las vistas/The Peepshow Man
La flor del camino/The Wayside Flower
El pozo/The Well
La coz/The Kick
Corpus/Corpus Christi
Paseo/A Promenade
Los gallos/The Cockfight
El sello/The Stamp
La perra parida/The Dog with New Puppies
Ella y nosotros/She and We
Frasco Velez/Frasco Velez
El verano/Summer
Fuego en los montes/Fire in the Mountains
El arroyo/The Stream
El canto del grillo/The Song of the Cricket
Los toros/The Bullfight
Tormenta/A Storm
Vendimia/Grape Harvest
Ultima siesta/Last Siesta
Los fuegos/The Fireworks
El Vergel/El Vergel
La luna/The Moon
Pasan los patos/The Ducks Go By
La nina chica/The Little Girl
El pastor/The Shepherd
El canario se muere/The Canary Dies
La colina/The Hill
El otono/Autumn
El perro atado/The Tied-up Dog
La tortuga griega/The Greek Tortoise
Tarde de octubre/October Afternoon
El racimo olvidado/The Forgotten Bunch of Grapes
La escama/The Scale
El rio/The River
La granada/The Pomegranate
El cementerio viejo/The Old Cemetery
El Castillo/The Castle
La plaza vieja de toros/The Old Bullring
El eco/The Echo
Susto/A Scare
La fuente vieja/The Old Fountain
Camino/A Road
Pinones/Pine Seeds
El toro huido/The Runaway Bull
Idilio de noviembre/November Idyll
La yegua blanca/The White Mare
Cencerrada/A Shivaree
Los gitanos/The Local Gypsies
La llama/The Flame
El burro viejo/The Old Donkey
El alba/Dawn
Florecillas/Little Flowers
La calle de la Ribera/The Calle de la Ribera
El invierno/Winter
Leche de burra/Donkey's Milk
Noche pura/A Pure Night
La corona de perejil/The Parsley Wreath
Los Reyes Magos/The Magi
El vino/Wine
La fabula/The Fable
El molino de viento/The Windmill
La torre/The Tower
Los burros del arenero/The Sand Merchant's Donkeys
La muerte/Death
El borriquete/The Sawhorse
A Platero en el cielo de Moguer/To Platero in the Sky of Moguer
Platero de carton/A Cardboard Platero
A Platero, en su tierra/To Platero, in His Land
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