The Golden Age
Poems of the Spanish Renaissance
ISBN10: 0393329917 ISBN13: 9780393329919 Contributors: Collins, Billy (Introduction) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Aug 1 2007 Pages: 201 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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."