Selected Poems of Salvador Espriu

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?At last, a translation that does long overdue justice to the noble poetry of Salvador Espriu, one of this century?s great lyric elegists.? ?William Arrowsmith
Salvador Espriu was born in 1913. A member of the so-called generation of ?36?those who were in their twenties at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War?Espriu became a voluntary exile in his own land. Writing in a forbidden language, hyperconscious of his historical moment, he took upon himself the task of saving Catalan for his people. In this bilingual ...

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“At last, a translation that does long overdue justice to the noble poetry of Salvador Espriu, one of this century’s great lyric elegists.” —William Arrowsmith
Salvador Espriu was born in 1913. A member of the so-called generation of ‘36—those who were in their twenties at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War—Espriu became a voluntary exile in his own land. Writing in a forbidden language, hyperconscious of his historical moment, he took upon himself the task of saving Catalan for his people. In this bilingual edition, with a preface by the translator and an introduction by Francesca Vallverdú, Espriu’s friend and Spanish publisher, Magda Bogin has given us a glimpse into a remarkable body of poetry from a poet whose literary stature in Spain is akin to that o William Carlos Williams and T. S. Eliot in the English speaking world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393306378
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/1990
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Salvador Espriu (1913–1985) is considered one of the Catalan language’s most significant postwar writers, producing fiction, poetry, and drama. Two volumes of his Selected Poems are available in English translation.

Francesc Vallverdú Canes (b.1935) is a Catalan poet and lawyer.

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