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The Solitudes: A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text (Penguin Classics)

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An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time.

A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as “the Prince of Darkness.” The Solitudes, his magnum opus, is an intoxicatingly lush novel-in-verse that follows the wanderings of a shipwrecked man who has been spurned by his lover. Wrenched from civilization and its attendant madness, the desolate hero is transported into a natural world that is at once menacing and sublime.

In this stunning edition, Edith Grossman, our most celebrated translator from Spanish, captures the breathtaking beauty of a work that represents one of the high points of poetic achievement in any language.

Synopsis:

An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time.

A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness." The Solitudes, his magnum opus, is an intoxicatingly lush novel-in-verse that follows the wanderings of a shipwrecked man who has been spurned by his lover. Wrenched from civilization and its attendant madness, the desolate hero is transported into a natural world that is at once menacing and sublime. In this stunning edition Edith Grossman captures the breathtaking beauty of a work that represents one of the high points of poetic achievement in any language.

About the Author

Luis de Góngora (1561-1627) is among the most prominent figures of the Spanish Golden Age.

Edith Grossman is the acclaimed translator of Don Quixote, as well as books by Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Carlos Fuentes. She is the recipient of the inaugural Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Translation Prize, the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Alberto Manguel is the bestselling author of dozens of books, including A History of Reading and The Dictionary of Imaginary Places.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143106388
Subtitle:
A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text
Author:
Gongora, Luis De
Author:
Gongora, Luis de
Author:
de Gongora, Luis
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Grossman, Edith
Publisher:
Penguin Classics Hardcover
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Publication Date:
20110628
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.61 x 5.84 x 0.8 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time.

A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness." The Solitudes, his magnum opus, is an intoxicatingly lush novel-in-verse that follows the wanderings of a shipwrecked man who has been spurned by his lover. Wrenched from civilization and its attendant madness, the desolate hero is transported into a natural world that is at once menacing and sublime. In this stunning edition Edith Grossman captures the breathtaking beauty of a work that represents one of the high points of poetic achievement in any language.

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