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Selected poetry of Francisco de Quevedo

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Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Golden Age, was the master of the baroque style known as "conceptismo," a complex form of expression fueled by elaborate conceits and constant wordplay as well as ethical and philosophical concerns. Although scattered translations of his works have appeared in English, there is currently no comprehensive collection available that samples each of the genres in which Quevedo excelled-metaphysical and moral poetry, grave elegies and moving epitaphs, amorous sonnets and melancholic psalms, playful romances and profane burlesques. In this book, Christopher Johnson gathers together a generous selection of forty-six poems-in bilingual Spanish-English format on facing pages-that highlights the range of Quevedo's technical expertise and themes. Johnson's ingenious solutions to rendering the difficult seventeenth-century Spanish into poetic English will be invaluable to students and scholars of European history, literature, and translation, as well as poetry lovers wishing to reacquaint themselves with an old master.

very good condition

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Author(s):
Johnson, Christopher (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226698890
ISBN-13:
9780226698892
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Selected poetry of Francisco de Quevedo

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Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Golden Age, was the master of the baroque style known as "conceptismo," a complex form of expression fueled by elaborate conceits and constant wordplay as well as ethical and philosophical concerns. Although scattered translations of his works have appeared in English, there is currently no comprehensive collection available that samples each of the genres in which Quevedo excelled-metaphysical and moral poetry, grave elegies and moving epitaphs, amorous sonnets and melancholic psalms, playful romances and profane burlesques. In this book, Christopher Johnson gathers together a generous selection of forty-six poems-in bilingual Spanish-English format on facing pages-that highlights the range of Quevedo's technical expertise and themes. Johnson's ingenious solutions to rendering the difficult seventeenth-century Spanish into poetic English will be invaluable to students and scholars of European history, literature, and translation, as well as poetry lovers wishing to reacquaint themselves with an old master.

very good condition

Author(s):
Johnson, Christopher (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226698890
ISBN-13:
9780226698892
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Selected poetry of Francisco de Quevedo

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