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Poem of the Cid: A Modern Translation with Notes

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Few works have shaped a national literature as thoroughly as the Poem of the Cid has shaped the Spanish literary tradition. Tracing the life of the eleventh-century military commander Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, called El Cid (from the Arabic Sayyidi, "My Lord"), this medieval epic describes a series of events surrounding his exile. The text of the poem survives in only one early-thirteenth-century manuscript copied by a single scribe, yet centuries later the figure of the Cid still was celebrated in the Spanish popular ballad tradition. Today almost every theme that characterizes Spanish literature-honor, justice, loyalty, treachery, and jealousy—derives from the Poem of the Cid.

Restored by poet and medievalist George Economou, this elegant and spirited translation by Paul Blackburn is judged by many the finest English translation of a great medieval poem.

About the Author

Paul Blackburn was among the foremost American poets and translators of the twentieth century.

Luis Cortest is Professor of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Oklahoma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130224
Translator:
Blackburn, Paul
Editor:
Economou, George
Translator:
Blackburn, Paul
Introduction by:
Cortest, Luis
Introduction:
Cortest, Luis
Editor:
Economou, George
Author:
Blackburn, Paul
Author:
Cortest, Luis
Author:
Economou, George
Introduction:
Cortest, Luis
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Cid
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.52x5.43x.61 in. .50 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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