Selected Poems of Luis de Gongora: A Bilingual Edition

Selected Poems of Luis de Gongora: A Bilingual Edition

by Luis de Gongora, Luis De Gongora Y Argote
     
 

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Making Luis de Góngora’s work available to contemporary English-language readers without denying his historical context, Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora presents him as not only one of the greatest and most complex poets of his time, but also the funniest and most charismatic. From longer works, such as “The Fable of

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Making Luis de Góngora’s work available to contemporary English-language readers without denying his historical context, Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora presents him as not only one of the greatest and most complex poets of his time, but also the funniest and most charismatic. From longer works, such as “The Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea,” to shorter ballads, songs, and sonnets, John Dent-Young’s free translations capture Góngora’s intensely musical voice and transmit the individuality and self-assuredness of the poet. Substantial introductions and extensive notes provide personal and historical context, explain the ubiquitous puns and erotic innuendo, and discuss translation choices. A significant edition of this seminal and challenging poet, Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora will find an eager audience among students of poetry and scholars studying the history and literature of Spain.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice

"Góngora is the Spanish baroque poet par excellence. His works reach dazzling rhetorical and linguistic heights.
Góngora captured what he saw and perceived and then added verbal flourishes that make the world the micocosm and the word the macrocosm....Gifted and daring, Dent-Young attempts to produce translations that could stand on their own and that give Góngora 'a human voice.'"—Choice 
International Poetry Review
“[This] translation will be a good introduction to English-speaking readers interested in one of the Baroque’s greatest poets. The selection gives such readers a good idea of Góngora's range, and the translations are readable while still reflecting the poet's style.”
New York Times Book Review - David Orr
“Góngora is one of the most significant figures in Spanish early modern literature.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226140599
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Ser.
Edition description:
Bilingual edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Dent-Young is a freelance editor and translator who has also translated from Mandarin Chinese. He was a lecturer in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for nearly twenty years.

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