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The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

by Billy Collins

The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance Synopsis

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.

The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance Press Reviews

A well-chosen selection... Edith Grossman's translations are impressive acts of ventriloquism, preserving the distinctively Renaissance tone of the verse. London Review of Books

Book Information

ISBN: 9780393329919
Publication date: 17th August 2007
Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Poetry anthologies (various poets),

About Billy Collins

Acclaimed for her best-selling translations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman has received many awards including the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. She lives in New York City. Billy Collins was the Poet Laureate of the United States and the State of New York. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College and a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute. A Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and author of many collections of poetry, including Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds and Horoscopes for the Dead, he ...

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