Poems of the Spanish Renaissance
ISBN10: 0393060381 ISBN13: 9780393060386 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Aug 1 2006 Pages: 224 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.26" Depth: 0.75" Language: Spanish
The Spanish Renaissancea period of glory that endured from the late fifteenth century through the seventeenth centurycomes to life in its greatest poems, rendered with passionate fervor and a stylistic brilliance. Edith Grossman includes in this beautiful, collection-worthy volume facing-page Spanish, a historical introduction, and biographies of the poets: Jorge Manrique (not translated since Longfellow); 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, the great sensualist; Lope de Vega, the great rival to Cervantes; Francisco de Quevado, the ultimate Baroque poet; and Sor Juana, the nun whose haunting poetry embodied the voice of Mexico. 10 illustrations.