My Night with Federico Garcia Lorca - Mi Noche Con Federico Garcia Lorca

Overview

Here is a collection of lyrical and sensual poems about childhood in Colombia, Manrique's memories of his family, and his more recent experiences and loves in Manhattan. Musical and romantic, these poems are in the tradition of Pablo Neruda. Translated by Edith Grossman and Eugene Richie. A bilingual edition.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $65.00   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$65.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$65.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Here is a collection of lyrical and sensual poems about childhood in Colombia, Manrique's memories of his family, and his more recent experiences and loves in Manhattan. Musical and romantic, these poems are in the tradition of Pablo Neruda. Translated by Edith Grossman and Eugene Richie. A bilingual edition.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965155830
  • Publisher: Painted Leaf Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One


El Barranco de Loba, 1929

Cuando el sol calcinante
se abate hostigante sobre el pueblo,
despues de que mi abuela
(como Ursula Iguaran)
se ha pasado horas enteras
confeccionando animalitos azucarados,
mi madre, con un vestido de lino blanco
que le llega hasta los tobillos,
una cinta roja adornandole
su larga trenza negra,
calzando burdas chancletas,
va de casa en casa cantando:
"Cocadas, cocadas de coco y pina."

Maldiciendo el sol que la
quema y la renegrea,
mi madre balancea la bandeja
encima de su cabeza
y camina desde la quebrada
hasta la escuela publica,
pasando por el cuartel de la policia,
las dos cantinas del pueblo,
y el cementerio donde los gallinazos,
las iguanas y las viboras hacen la siesta.
Mi madre camina las calles engramadas
del villorrio hasta que el sol
—una guayaba madura ardiendo—
se zambulle en las aguas del Magdalena
y una violenta hemorragia celeste
pinta nubes enfebrecidas.

Acomodandose sobre una piedra
a orillas del rio,
observando los pescadores
que regresan en sus piraguas cargadas
de bagres, bocachicos y manaties,
tortugas y babillas,
mi madre, con su bandeja de animalitos casi intacta,
espanta los mosquitos que la aguzan
y las moscas drogadas por el azucar.
Ella es una nina de diez anos,
hastiada, sudorosa, cansada.
Ella odia a sus padres por ponerla
a vender cocadas que nadie compra.
Rascandose las piernas
con sus unas de senorita,
ella espera la lancha
que todas las tardes pasa rio arriba,
rumbo aMompox, Magangue, El Banco, Cartagena,
las grandes ciudades del mundo.
Todas las tardes ella espera.
Todos los dias ella anhela ese primer viaje
del que nunca regresara.
Cuando finalmente la lancha a vapor
aparece, tosiendo como una ballena tisica,
los zancudos freneticos
que atacan los brazos expuestos
de mi madre,
ya no la molestan.

Porque el picor que la ataca
es mas agudo, es de otra naturaleza.
Es el picor del deseo herido,
es el canto de sirena del mundo y sus placeres
que la lancha anuncia todas las noches
subiendo las aguas del rio en llamas
hacia esas urbes donde la vida empieza.

Barranco de Loba, 1929

When the calcine sun
swoops down to scourge the town,
after my grandmother
(like Ursula Iguaran)
has spent endless hours
making little sugared candies,
my mother, in a white linen dress
down to her ankles,
with a red ribbon twined
in her long black braid
and coarse slippers on her feet,
goes from house to house singing:
"Candies, coconut and pineapple candies."

Cursing the sun
that burns and blackens her,
my mother balances the tray
on her head
and walks from the ravine
to the public school,
past the police station,
the two cantinas,
the cemetery where buzzards, iguanas and snakes
take their siestas.
My mother walks the overgrown streets
of that one-horse town until the sun
—a burning ripe guava—
falls into the Magdalena
and a violent hemorrhage
stains the feverish clouds.

Settling on a rock
at the river's edge
to watch fishermen
returning in canoes heavy
with catfish, bocachico, manatee,
turtles, gators,
my mother, her tray of sweets almost full,
brushes away stinging mosquitoes
and flies drunk on sugar.

A ten-year-old girl,
she is angry, sweating, tired.
She hates her parents for sending her
to sell candies that nobody buys.
Scratching her legs
with her young lady's nails,
she waits for the launch
that passes every afternoon
heading upriver to Mompox and Magangue, El Banco, Cartagena,
the great cities of the world.
Every afternoon she waits.
Every day she longs for that first voyage
from which she will never return.
When the steamboat finally
appears, coughing like a consumptive whale,
the frantic mosquitoes
assaulting my mother's bare arms
no longer bother her.

The sting that torments her
is sharper, is a different kind,
is the sting of wounded desire,
the siren song of the world and its pleasures
sung every night by the launch
as it moves up the river in flames
to metropolises
where life begins.

Translated by Edith Grossman

Just for the Summer


By Laura Van Wormer

MIRA BOOKS

Copyright © 1997 Laura Van Wormer. All rights reserved.
TAILER

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

I
El Barranco de Loba, 1929 4
Barranco de Loba, 1929 5
El fantasma de mi padre en dos paisajes 10
My Father's Ghost in Two Landscapes 11
El cielo encima de la casa de mi madre 14
The Sky Over My Mother's House 15
El jardin de las delicias 16
The Garden of Earthly Delights 17
Metamorfosis 26
Metamorphosis 27
Mambo 30
Mambo 31
Los anos de Nat King Cole 32
The Nat King Cole Years 33
Imagenes 40
Images 41
II
Oda a un colibri 46
Ode to a Hummingbird 47
El espantapajaros 52
Scarecrow 53
Al final de laprimavera 62
The End of Spring 63
Los hongos 66
Toadstools 67
Elegia al cisne 70
Swan's Elegy 71
El muelle Redington en San Petersburgo 72
Redington Pier at St. Petersburg 73
III
Mi noche con Federico Garcia Lorca 80
My Night with Federico Garcia Lorca 81
Saudade 84
Saudade 85
Auvers-sur-Oise, julio 27, 1890 86
Auvers-sur-Oise, July 27, 1890 87
Donde estan los colores, Master Turner? 90
Where Are Your Colors, Master Turner? 91
Contemplando un paisaje de Frederic Edwin Church 94
Contemplating a Landscape by Frederic Edwin Church 95
Dias de Barcelona 102
Barcelona Days 103
Marco Polo, mercader y poeta 106
Marco Polo, Merchant and Poet 107
Recuerdos 114
Memories 115
About the Author 123
About the Translators 125
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)