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The Prison Poems

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Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Michael Smith. THE PRISON POEMS is the first complete translation into English of Miguel Hernandez's Cancionero y romancero de ausencias, a classic of twentieth century Spanish poetry, comparable in many respects to the work of Lorca and Pablo Neruda. The poems in this book were mostly written while Hernandez was in prison after the defeat of Republican Spain. Although he was totally involved in the Republican cause, its defeat did not lead to bitterness on his part. The ...
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Overview


Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Michael Smith. THE PRISON POEMS is the first complete translation into English of Miguel Hernandez's Cancionero y romancero de ausencias, a classic of twentieth century Spanish poetry, comparable in many respects to the work of Lorca and Pablo Neruda. The poems in this book were mostly written while Hernandez was in prison after the defeat of Republican Spain. Although he was totally involved in the Republican cause, its defeat did not lead to bitterness on his part. The poems are profoundly human, rising beyond political ideology, constantly striving toward a redemptive vision of the human condition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602350908
  • Publisher: Parlor Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,020,589
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942) was a leading twentieth-century Spanish poet and playwright.
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Table of Contents

Miguel Hernandez: A Poet of the People Michael Smith Smith, Michael

A Songbook and Balladbook of Absences 3

Waltz of the Lovers United Forever 9

Solar Life 43

To My Son 53

The Shores of Your Womb 57

Son of the Light and Darkness

(Son of Darkness) 67

(Son of Light) 69

(Son of Light and Darkness) 71

The Rain 75

Before Hating 79

The Mouth 85

Ascent of the Broom 91

After Love 91

War 103

Lullabies of the Onion 107

B Songbook of Absences 113

C Other Poems of the Cycle (I) 129

The Last Corner 133

Song 137

Casida of Thirst 145

D Other Poems of the Cycle (II) 149

Everything Was Blue 149

Smiling with the Happy Sadness of the Olive Tree 149

I Want No More Light Than Your Body Facing Mine 151

December 19, 1937 153

Nuptial Death 155

Child of the Night 157

Man Does Not Rest... 159

I Stay in the Dark, Full of Light: Does Day Exist? 159

Flight 161

Burial of the Imagination 163

Everlasting Dark 165

E Poems Rejected from the Songbook of Absences 169

Closed House 169

My Body 171

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