Collected Poems: Revised Bilingual Edition

Collected Poems: Revised Bilingual Edition

by Federico Garcia Lorca
     
 

A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work

And I who was walking with the earth at my waist,
saw two snowy eagles and a naked girl.
The one was the other and the girl was neither.
-from "Qasida of the Dark Doves"

Federico García Lorca is the greatest poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of the world's

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A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work

And I who was walking with the earth at my waist,
saw two snowy eagles and a naked girl.
The one was the other and the girl was neither.
-from "Qasida of the Dark Doves"

Federico García Lorca is the greatest poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of the world's most influential modernist writers. Christopher Maurer, a leading García Lorca scholar and editor, has substantially revised FSG's earlier edition of the collected poems of this charismatic and complicated figure, who-as Maurer says in his illuminating introduction-"spoke unforgettably of all that most interests us: the otherness of nature, the demons of personal identity and artistic creation, sex, childhood, and death."

Editorial Reviews

The New York Review of Books Michael Wood
[The translations are] both ingenious and accurate, setting a very high standard for translation of verse from Spanish.
Publishers Weekly
As readerly interest in Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) soared over the last 10 years, so too did scholarly attention to Lorca's work. A number of lost manuscripts were unearthed, and new, more authoritative translations, as well as a definitive four-volume collected works in Spanish, were published based on the findings. All this has inspired a new edition of Lorca's Collected Poems. Edited by Christopher Maurer (who also put together the last edition), the new bilingual edition includes the works from Poet in New York (previously published as a separate volume), newly recovered poems (including complete versions of the cycles "Fairs" and "Summer Hours") and some updated translations. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Life in the shadow of death, desire frustrated at every turn, and speech overtaken by the unknown are the concerns of this charismatic Spanish poet and dramatist. In the past decade, Lorca (1898-1936) has become an icon, and because so many new manuscripts, translations, and commentaries have surfaced, the previous edition of his collected poems (LJ 3/15/92) has been expanded and revised. It now incorporates Poet in New York (LJ 2/1/88), a volume of poems he composed during the nine months in 1929-30 that he spent in the city, which he deemed "one of the most useful experiences" of his life. Also included is a more "reliably ordered" version of one of the poet's most ambitious early sequences, "In the Garden of the Lunar Grapefruits," and some new translations by Angela Jaffray, Robert Nasatir, Jerome Rothenberg, and Galway Kinnell. All in all, the revised edition has about 100 more pages of text and about seven more pages of notes. The original edition should suffice for general collections, but for collections specializing in poetry or Spanish literature, this revised version should not be missed. Jack Shreve, Allegany Coll. of Maryland, Cumberland Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374526917
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
576,782
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.81(d)

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