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St John of the Cross : His Life and Poetry - Gerald Brenan

St John of the Cross

His Life and Poetry

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1975
ISBN: 9780521099530
Number Of Pages: 250

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The paperback edition of a very successful and in some ways remarkable book, first published in 1973. Gerald Brenan is well known for his 'expository' works on Spanish history and literature, and now in his eighties he has returned to an early interest in the Spanish mystics to produce an absorbing study of St John of the Cross, one of the foremost of Catholic mystics and poets. The book is perhaps the first in English to combine an objective - but sensitive and lively - account of St John's life with a fresh translation (by Mr Brenan's associate Lynda Nicholson) of his verse.

List of illustrations
Preface;
The Life
Childhood and youth
The Carmelite reform
Prison
El Calvario and Baeza
Granada
Segovia
Disgrace and death
The sequel
Appendices;
The Works
An examination of the poetry
The prose works;
The Poems: 'En una noche oscura'
'The Dark Night'; 'Adónte te escondiste'
'The Spiritual Canticle' (Sanlúcar version)'Oh, llama de amor viva'
'The Living Flame of Love'
'Quebien sé yo la fonte'
'Although by night'
'Un pastorcico, solo, está penado'
'A Pastoral'
'Vivo sin vivir en mí'
'Dying because I do not die'
'Tras de un amoroso lance'
'A quarry of Love'
'Entrème donde no supe'
'Verses written on an Ecstasy'
'Encima de las corrientes'
'Ballad on the Psalm 'By the Waters of Babylon''
'En el pincipio moraba'
'Ballad on Trinity and the Incarnation'
'Adónte te escondiste'
'The Spiritual Canticle (Jaén version)
notes to the poems
A select bibliography
Principal events in the life of St. John
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521099530
ISBN-10: 0521099536
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 22nd September 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32