Known as the aSpanish Homer, a Luis de GA³ngora y Argote (1561a1627) is widely considered to be Spainas greatest poet. He was both praised and vilified during his lifetime, but his reputation waned in the years after his death; in the 1920s, he was championed by the Modernists, including Federico GarcAsa Lorca, and influential critics of Spanish literature, including DAimaso Alonso. Famous for intricate metaphors in baroque style and syntax, GA³ngora has even been immortalized as a literary term: a agongorisma connotes an involved Latinate style. Yet despite his influence and reputation, GA³ngora is not well known to English-speaking readers. Selected Poems of Luis de GA³ngora aims to change that. Making the poet available to contemporary readers of poetry without denying him his historical context, Selected Poems of Luis de GA³ngora represents GA³ngora as master of many genres and a writer whose life and poetry are closely intertwined. His verse speaks of the hardships of love, current events, friendship, the trials of life at court, and the beauties of his beloved CA³rdoba. His ballads and lyrics embrace a great variety of subjects: stories from the border warfare between Moors and Christians, tales of romance, the treacheries of ambition, and above all, a self-mocking autobiography and his own, often irreverent, versions of famous literary themes. John Dent-Youngas free translations capture GA³ngoraas intensely musical voice and transmit the individuality and self-assuredness of the poet. The first significant edition of this seminal and challenging poet in a decade, Selected Poems of Luis de GA³ngora will find an eager audience among students of poetry and scholars studying the history and literature of Spain.This selection is a limited introduction to the varied poetry of Luis de GA³n- gora, described as athe Spanish Homera in the title of the first ... Contemporary with Shakespeare, he was both famous and controversial in his lifetime and still is today.
|Title||:||Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora|
|Author||:||Luis de Góngora|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2008-09-15|