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Life Is a Dream/La Vida Es Sueno: A Dual-Language Book (Dual-Language Book)

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The most famous of all Calderon's varied and romantic dramas, this seventeenth-century masterpiece by the great Spanish playwright explores the conflict between free will and predestination as it focuses on the life of Segismundo, a Polish prince imprisoned at birth by his father, the King.
The monarch's heartless action, precipitated by astrologers who predict the boy will one day usurp the throne, paves the way for a series of events that turn the son against the father and lead to rebellion. Years later, following a revolution and the peasants' seizure of power, the grim prophecy uttered at the Prince's birth threatens to become a painful reality.

For this edition, Stanley Appelbaum has written an informative introduction and an excellent new literal translation that appears on pages facing the Spanish original. A valuable text for students of Spanish language and literature, this volume will delight any reader interested in classics from Spain's Golden Age of drama.

Original Dover (2002) publication. New English translation, introduction, and notes by Stanley Appelbaum.

 
 

Book News Annotation:

Calder<'o>n's seventeenth-century play, from Golden Age Spain, is presented here in a side-by-side translation into English. Appelbaum (his affiliation is not noted) provides an introduction to the play and its author. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This 17th-century allegorical masterpiece explores the mysteries of human destiny as it tells the story of a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the dire predictions of astrologers.

Synopsis:

This seventeenth-century allegorical masterpiece by one of Spain's greatest dramatists incorporates the author's superb theatrical instincts, philosophical flair, and extraordinary imagination to probe the mysteries of human destiny. Exploring the conflict between free will and predestination, Calderon's most famous play tells of Segismundo, a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the predictions of astrologers. The dual-language edition features an excellent new literal translation on pages facing the original Spanish text and also includes the translator's informative introduction and notes.

Synopsis:

Exploring the conflict between free will and predestination, Calderon's most famous play tells of Segismundo, a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the predictions of astrologers. The dual-language edition features an excellent new literal translation on pages facing the original Spanish text. Introduction, Notes.

About the Author

Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486424736
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Translator:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Barca, Pedro Calderon de La
Author:
Calderon de La Barca, Pedro
Author:
de La Barca, Pedro Calderon
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Spanish drama
Subject:
Miscellaneous Other Literature Dramas
Subject:
Bilingual
Subject:
Teatro espaänol
Subject:
DRA502000
Subject:
General Drama
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Dual Language Spanish
Series Volume:
v. 75, no. 1.
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.53 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This 17th-century allegorical masterpiece explores the mysteries of human destiny as it tells the story of a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the dire predictions of astrologers.

"Synopsis" by ,
This seventeenth-century allegorical masterpiece by one of Spain's greatest dramatists incorporates the author's superb theatrical instincts, philosophical flair, and extraordinary imagination to probe the mysteries of human destiny. Exploring the conflict between free will and predestination, Calderon's most famous play tells of Segismundo, a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the predictions of astrologers. The dual-language edition features an excellent new literal translation on pages facing the original Spanish text and also includes the translator's informative introduction and notes.

"Synopsis" by ,
Exploring the conflict between free will and predestination, Calderon's most famous play tells of Segismundo, a Polish prince, imprisoned at birth by his father, the King, to thwart the predictions of astrologers. The dual-language edition features an excellent new literal translation on pages facing the original Spanish text. Introduction, Notes.

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