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The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance by Billy Collins
  

The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

Synopsis

The Golden Age Poems of the Spanish Renaissance by Billy Collins

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.

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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


About the Author

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 lives in Westchester, New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2007

Author

Billy Collins

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Publisher

WW Norton & Co

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Poetry anthologies (various poets)

ISBN

9780393329919

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