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Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Darío’s writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world—an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Darío’s ...

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Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Darío’s writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world—an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Darío’s most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Darío himself envisioned them. The second part is devoted to Darío’s prose, including short stories, fables, profiles, travel writing, reportage, opinion pieces, and letters. A sweeping biographical introduction by distinguished critic Ilan Stavans places Darío in historical and artistic context, not only in Latin America but in world literature.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Includes suggestions for further reading, a bibliography, and a glossary
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This first Penguin compilation of Dar o's work is a Spanish-English edition featuring poems, short stories, travel writing, letters, and more. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039365
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/6/2005
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 829,532
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Rubén Darío (1867–1916) gained prominence in Azul..., the publication of which sparked the Modernista movement in the Spanish-speaking Americas.

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.
Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Seashell 13
Seascape 15
The swans 17
Leda 21
To Goya 23
The poet and the king 27
Questions 29
Colloquy of the centaurs (fragment) 31
Numen 33
Pegasus 35
Eheu! 39
Reincarnations 41
Metempsychosis 43
Race 45
Revelation 47
The song of the pines 51
Song of blood 55
Livid flowers 59
About autumn 61
On a first page 63
The blank page 65
About winter 69
Vesperal 71
Vesper 73
Symphony in gray major 75
In the land of allegories 79
St. Helen of Montenegro (fragment) 81
Autumn song in spring 83
Triumphal march 89
A letter (fragment) 95
Return (fragment) 97
Earthquake 99
Far away 101
Tutecotzimi (2 fragments) 105
Black Dominga (fragment) 107
To Columbus 109
Song to Argentina (fragment) 113
To Moises Ascarrunz 117
To Roosevelt 119
Saluting the eagle 123
The great cosmopolis 129
Walt Whitman 135
Wire service 137
That's endless 139
I'm hunting a form 141
The ear of wheat 143
Antonio Machado 145
To Juan Ramon Jimenez 147
Song of hope 149
Love your rhythm 151
Nocturne ("I want to erase my anguish in verse") 153
Good-bye 155
Flower of light 157
Oh, my soul! 159
Autumn poem (fragment) 161
Nocturne ("silence of the night, painful silence") 163
Poets! towers of God! 165
To a poet (fragment) 167
To Phocas, tiller of fields 169
"Divine psyche, sweet invisible butterfly!" 171
Philosophy 175
Auguries 177
Island birds 183
Nocturne ("for those who've heard the night's heart by auscultation") 185
Victory of Samothrace 187
Sad, sadly calling 189
Self-portrait for his sister Lola 191
Extravagances (fragment) 193
The guests (fragment) 195
Venice 197
Melancholy 199
One day, undone, he sighed 201
Keep walking, try to forget 203
Thanatos 205
Spes 207
The sweet morning angelus 209
Destined to die 211
On poetry and the poet 219
The bourgeois king : a cheering tale 221
The deaf satyr : a greek story 226
My Aunt Rosa 231
Tale of the sea 238
The bale 243
Fantasy, horror, and the grotesque 249
The larva 251
Thanatophobia 255
Huitzilopoxtli : a Mexican legend 261
The case of Mademoiselle Amelie : a story for new year's 267
Myth and legend 275
Palimpsest I 277
Palimpsest II 279
The ruby 282
The birth of cabbage 289
Queen Mab's veil 290
Fables 295
The palace of the sun 297
The death of the empress of China 302
Juan Bueno's losses 310
Febea 313
Fugitive 315
Gyrfalcons of Israel 317
The strange death of Fray Pedro 319
The nymph : a Parisian story 324
The black Solomon 329
Thus spake Ahasuerus 332
The story of Martin Guerre 339
Prose poems 343
In the enchanted land 345
The honeymoon song 347
Bloody 349
Siren-catchers 351
Ocean idyll 352
The song of winter 353
The ideal 356
Boklin : "the isle of the dead" 357
Sirens and tritons 359
The Clepsydra : the extraction of the idea 360
War 362
On literature 367
Modernismo 369
The story of my books 375
Azure 396
Frontispiece for "the misfits" 398
The misfits (Los Raros; excerpts) 400
Edgar Allan Poe 400
Paul Verlaine 410
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam 415
Rachilde 424
Le Comte de Lautreamont 429
Ibsen 434
Jose Marti 446
On poetry and the poet 453
Excerpt from "from a book of intimate pages" 455
Excerpt from "the literary life" 456
The 1001 nights 458
Marinetti and futurism 465
On art 471
Richard Le Gallienne : the influence of the sense of beauty 473
Ranvier : "the infancy of Bacchus" 477
On himself 481
The colors of my standard 483
Pro Domo Mea 489
The journalist and his literary merits 492
On "modern life" and politics 493
Musings on crime 495
To the right Reverend Abbot Schnebelin 500
Gold's choler 502
Iron 505
The triumph of Caliban 507
The Hippogriff 513
To the venerable Joan of Orleans 518
Travel pieces and vignettes 521
Vieux Paris 523
[On woman] 527
The poster in Spain (excerpts) 537
A diplomatic mission 542
Toros! (excerpts) 544
"Black Spain" 552
Seville 555
Cordoba 561
[Travels in Italy] 566
Hamburg, or the land of swans 577
The secession 579
Budapest 582
App Selected letters 585
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2006

    Now, I haven't read this book...

    But I have read a good portion of Dario's works, including his three poetic masterpieces, Azul, Prosas Profanas, and Cantos de Vida y Esperanza, as well as many of his short stories, and an excellent poem entitile 'Los motivos del Lobo'. Ruben Dario captures profoundly the beauty of poetry and is extremely philoshophical at other points. He is also sometimes credited with 'beautifing' the spansih language. It wasn't the spanish of Spain that created good spanish, but this genius from Nicaragua. His ideas alone would make this book worth reading, barring any loss of poetic beauty in the translation. So, if you are too lazy to learn Spanish, then read this book. If you all ready know Spanish, read Dario's book as they were meant to be read.

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