Words of Power: Adages, Axioms and Aphorismsby Ramon del Valle-Inclan
Words of Power collects the ingenious adages, axioms and aphorisms culled from Ramón del Valle-Inclán's plays, novels, poems, stories, interviews, letters and aesthetic treatises. Valle-Inclán lived a full and social life in which he interacted and influenced many writers, painters and composers of his period through his verbal and written wisdom.… See more details below
Words of Power collects the ingenious adages, axioms and aphorisms culled from Ramón del Valle-Inclán's plays, novels, poems, stories, interviews, letters and aesthetic treatises. Valle-Inclán lived a full and social life in which he interacted and influenced many writers, painters and composers of his period through his verbal and written wisdom. His insights into life and Art are gathered in Words of Power, together with illustrations of the man and his works. These have been collected and translated by the internationally-known writer, Robert Lima.
" . . . the writings of Valle-Inclán ought to be engraved in enduring letters, in large clear letters on impressive folios, letters that would permit the appreciation of the exactness and delicacy of phrasing, the marvelous way of narrating beautiful things without recourse to artifice or base devices." Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish Nobel Prize Winner.
" . . . the copious anecdotes of his (Valle-Inclán's) life will be used ... to cast light on the depths of his personality." Antonio Machado, Poet of Spain's "Generation of 1898."
"Through his beautiful and poetic stage directions, Valle-Inclán has given us a lesson in theatre technique . . . we can place the most fundamental staging techniques at the disposal of his magnificent words, the eloquent words which Valle-Inclán casts before us from the stage with a vigor and sonority which few dramatists anywhere have achieved." José Tamayo, Theatre Director, Spain.
"Some people are capable of thinking of two things at once, but only Galicians are capable of thinking about three." Salvador de Madariaga Spanish Philosopher and Critic.
Robert Lima is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literatures at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as Fellow Emeritus of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies; Academician, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española; Corresponding Member of the Real Academia Española. He has been honored as an initiate of Enxebre Orden da Vieira, and was dubbed Knight Commander (Encomienda de Número) in the Orden de Isabel la Católica by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
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