Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

Golden Age

Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

Hardcover
Pub. price: $26.95

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

Publisher's Comments

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.

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