Selected Poems Of Luis De Góngora: A Bilingual Edition by Luis De GóngoraSelected Poems Of Luis De Góngora: A Bilingual Edition by Luis De Góngora

Selected Poems Of Luis De Góngora: A Bilingual Edition

byLuis De GóngoraTranslated byJohn Dent-Young

Paperback | March 23, 2016

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Making Luis de Góngora’s work available to contemporary English-language readers without denying his historical context, Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora presents him as not only one of the greatest and most complex poets of his time, but also the funniest and most charismatic. From longer works, such as “The Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea,” to shorter ballads, songs, and sonnets, John Dent-Young’s free translations capture Góngora’s intensely musical voice and transmit the individuality and self-assuredness of the poet. Substantial introductions and extensive notes provide personal and historical context, explain the ubiquitous puns and erotic innuendo, and discuss translation choices. A significant edition of this seminal and challenging poet, Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora will find an eager audience among students of poetry and scholars studying the history and literature of Spain.

John Dent-Young is a freelance editor and translator who has also translated from Mandarin Chinese. He was a lecturer in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for nearly twenty years.
Title:Selected Poems Of Luis De Góngora: A Bilingual EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:March 23, 2016Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022637887X

ISBN - 13:9780226378879

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Table of Contents


I  Shorter poems: ballads, sonnets and letrillas

II  Soledad I   c.1612          First Solitude

III  The Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea c.1612

IV  Pyramus and Thisbe  1618
Commentary and notes 
Index of Titles and First Lines

Editorial Reviews

"Góngora is the Spanish baroque poet par excellence. His works reach dazzling rhetorical and linguistic heights.
Góngora captured what he saw and perceived and then added verbal flourishes that make the world the micocosm and the word the macrocosm....Gifted and daring, Dent-Young attempts to produce translations that could stand on their own and that give Góngora 'a human voice.'"—Choice