Border of a Dream: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado

byAntonio MachadoTranslated byWillis Barnstone

November 11, 2003|
Border of a Dream: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado by Antonio Machado
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Antonio Machado (1875-1939) is Spain''s master poet, the explorer of dream and landscape, and of consciousness below language. Widely regarded as the greatest twentieth century poet who wrote in Spanish, Machado-like his contemporary Rilke-is intensely introspective and meditative. In this collection, the unparalleled translator Willis Barnstone, returns to the poet with whom he first started his distinguished career, offering a new bilingual edition which provides a sweeping assessment of Machado''s work. In addition, Border of a Dream includes a reminiscence by Nobel Laureate Juan Ramon Jimenez and a foreword by John Dos Passos. from Proverbs and Songs" Absolute faith. We neither are nor will be. Our whole life is borrowed We brought nothing. With nothing we leave. * You say nothing is created? Don''t worry. With clay of the earth make a cup so your brother can drink. Born near Seville, Spain,Antonio Machadoturned to a career in writing and translating in order to help support his family after the death of his father in 1893. His growing reputation as a poet led to teaching posts in various cities in Spain and, eventually, he returned to finish his degree from the University of Madrid in 1918. He remained in Madrid after the outbreak of civil war, committed to the Republican cause, but the violence finally forced him to flee. He died an exile in France. Willis Barnstoneis one of America''s foremost translator-poets, bringing into English an extraordinary range of work, from Mao Tse-tung to the New Testament. "
Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies...
Title:Border of a Dream: Selected Poems of Antonio MachadoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:360 pages, 5.82 X 8.97 X 1.59 inShipping dimensions:360 pages, 5.82 X 8.97 X 1.59 inPublished:11 novembre 2003Publisher:Copper Canyon PressLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:1556591985

ISBN - 13:9781556591983

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