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Ten Centuries of Spanish Poetry : An Anthology in English Verse with Original Texts, from the 11th Century to the Generation of 1898 - Eleanor L. Turnbull

Ten Centuries of Spanish Poetry

An Anthology in English Verse with Original Texts, from the 11th Century to the Generation of 1898

By: Eleanor L. Turnbull (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th April 1955
ISBN: 9780801810428
Number Of Pages: 468
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Ten Centuries of Spanish Poetry introduces readers to the dazzling array of poetry Spain has produced since the eleventh century. Editor Eleanor L. Turnbull has selected the best translations of each work or, if none were available, translated them herself. She also provides a concise introduction to each poet or genre that traces the evolution of Spanish literature. First published in 1955 under the guidance of Spanish poet, critic, and educator Pedro Salinas, this delightful collection begins with the earliest works of Spanish literature -- simple songs of love and grief -- and the twelfth-century epic about Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar -- El Cid; goes on to include the religious works of Gonzalo de Berceo, the elegiac ode of Jorge Manrique, medieval ballads and songs, the ecologues and sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega, the mystical poetry of Fray Luis de LeA3n and Saint John of the Cross, and the cultismo works of Luis de GA3ngora; and concludes with poems by such recognized masters as Lope de Vega, CalderA3n de la Barca, and Miguel de Unamuno.

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An extremely intelligent job. Ten centuries, just on the face of it, is a very long time, but Miss Turnbull, with the help of the late Pedro Salinas, has resisted clutter. She has exercised her discriminating and synthesizing faculties; what results is not only good poetry but a helpful guide to the poetic literature of Spain. * New York Times * This anthology, chosen by the late Pedro Salinas, from whose notebooks and lectures the introductory material to each poet's work has been compiled, is a sound introduction to the great writers from the time of the 'Poema del Cid' to the present day. * Times Literary Supplement * Miss Turnbull has already made sensitive translations of much modern Spanish poetry, notably that of Pedro Salinas. In this volume, she completes a task of greater scope. * Modern Language Notes *

Mozarabic Songs (XIth century)p. 2
The Lay of the Cid (XIIth century)
The Banishment of the Cidp. 9
The Cid's Prayerp. 11
His Wife and Daughters Come to the Exiled Onep. 13
The Farewellp. 13
Dawn in the Townp. 15
Arrival of the Family at Valenciap. 15
Gonzalo de Berceo (end of XIIth to middle of XIIIth century)
The Praise of Springp. 21
San Miguel de la Tumbap. 23
The Battle of Simancasp. 25
Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita (c. 1283-c. 1350)
In Praise of Lovep. 31
Lady Sloep. 31
Lament of a Despised Loverp. 31
Endrina and Trota-Conventosp. 33
Easter Dayp. 35
Praise of Little Womenp. 35
Hymn to the Virginp. 37
The Marquis of Santillana (1398-1458)
Serranillap. 45
Jorge Manrique (1440-1479)
Ode on the Death of his Fatherp. 49
Ancient Ballads
The Lamentation of Don Rodrigop. 81
Cooling Fountainp. 83
Death of Durandartep. 85
Lady Alda's Dreamp. 89
Mudarra and Rodrigop. 93
Love than Death More Strongp. 95
King Don Sanchop. 99
Count Arnaldosp. 99
Mass of Lovep. 101
The Prisonerp. 103
Abenamarp. 105
A Very Mournful Ballad on the Siege and Conquest of Alhamap. 107
Constancyp. 111
Songs of Traditional Type from the Cancioneros
Three Moorish girls I lovedp. 115
Why did Perico kiss me?p. 115
Mother, I come from the aspen treesp. 117
Come at dawn, my loved onep. 117
There in the flower gardenp. 117
I, flower of the townp. 119
Moon, thou with thy lightp. 119
The little brown maidp. 119
Sore wounded by love, the heronp. 121
Ah, how I wish I could sleepp. 121
All are sleeping, my sad heartp. 121
April goes out as May comes inp. 123
Side by side the two lovers shyp. 123
For on that night they killed himp. 123
Gil Vicente (c. 1465-1536)
Songp. 129
In the garden blossoms the rosep. 129
I come from the rose garden, Motherp. 131
Flerida and Don Duardosp. 133
Garcilaso de la Vega (1503-1536)
Eclogue Ip. 139
Sonnet - Oh dear love tokensp. 163
Sonnet - Fair Naiads of the riverp. 163
Sonnet - In so much as the lilyp. 165
Sonnet - O Fate, implacablep. 165
Sonnet - I am forever bathed in tearsp. 167
Song - Now go I quietlyp. 167
Fray Luis de Leon (1528?-1591)
The Life Removedp. 171
Ode to Salinasp. 175
Ode to Felipe Ruizp. 179
Night to Starsp. 183
The Heavenly Homep. 187
The Ascensionp. 191
San Juan de la Cruz (1542-1591)
Dark Night of the Soulp. 195
Spiritual Canticlep. 197
Living Flame of Lovep. 211
Verses Written upon an Ecstasy of High Contemplationp. 213
The Fount That Freely Flowsp. 217
Fernando de Herrera (1534?-1597)
Ode on the Death of Don Sebastianp. 223
Ode to Sleepp. 229
Sonnet - Red sun, that with thy taper shining brightp. 231
Sonnet - Ideal Beautyp. 233
Sonnet - The Disembodied Spiritp. 233
Sonnet - Too soon the winter cold and heavy frostp. 235
Anonymous Sonnet
To Christ Crucifiedp. 237
Later Poems from the Cancioneros
Galleys of Spainp. 241
Letrillap. 243
Happy Vale of Tormesp. 245
Wily Cupidp. 247
Amaryllisp. 249
Andres Fernandez de Andrada? (c.1600)
Epistle to Fabiop. 253
Luis de Gongora (1561-1627)
The Solitudesp. 271
Dedicationp. 271
A Shipwrecked Youth Beaches Landp. 273
A Wedding Hymnp. 275
A Streamlet Flows into the Seap. 277
Let Me Walk Alone Where Breaks the Seap. 279
Roundelayp. 283
Sonnet - A Rosep. 285
Come, Wandering Sheepp. 285
The Nativity of Christp. 287
Lope de Vega (1562-1635)
Cloverp. 293
Sonnet - The Good Shepherdp. 293
Sonnet - Tomorrowp. 295
Sonnet on a Sonnetp. 295
A Christmas Cradlesongp. 297
Holloa! the good Ship of Delightp. 299
Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645)
Madrigal - The Restless Loverp. 303
Sonnet - Lisa's Golden Hairp. 303
The Lord of Dollarsp. 305
Sonnet - Life's Brevityp. 309
Sonnet - Death Warningsp. 311
Sonnet - Rome in Her Ruinsp. 311
Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681)
Life's Dreamp. 315
Death Speaksp. 317
The Crossp. 321
Sonnet - These flowers that were resplendentp. 321
Sonnet - Those flakes of firep. 323
Juan Melendez Valdes (1754-1817)
Of Love's Awakeningp. 329
Sonnet - Despairp. 331
Sonnet - A Thoughtp. 333
Sonnet - The Useless Flightp. 333
Jose de Espronceda (1808-1842)
Hymn to the Sunp. 339
Pirate's Songp. 345
Sonnet - Luxuriant, fragrant, fresh the new-blown rosep. 351
To Teresap. 351
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870)
Rimasp. 365
II. An aimless darting arrowp. 365
VII. In a dark corner of the roomp. 365
IX. The gentle breezep. 367
X. The quivering, unseen atomsp. 367
XI. I am a passion; I am a flamep. 367
XXI. What is poetry?p. 369
LII. Great waves, crashingp. 369
LIII. The dusky swallowsp. 371
Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936)
Castilep. 377
Salamancap. 377
Beautyp. 385
Sleep, My Soul, Sleepp. 389
Sow Your Self!p. 393
The Christ of Velazquezp. 395
From Part Onep. 395
From Part Twop. 397
On Gredosp. 399
Antonio Machado (1875-1939)
The clock struck twelvep. 409
A frail sound of a tunic trailingp. 409
From the threshold of a dreamp. 409
The well beloved housep. 411
Denuded is the landp. 411
Perchance in dreamsp. 413
Iberian Godp. 413
Autumn Dawnp. 417
Fields of Soria, III and IVp. 419
Fields of Soria, VIIp. 419
Behold, Lord, Thou didst tear from mep. 421
To Jose Maria Palaciop. 421
To Don Francisco Giner de los Riosp. 423
Juan Ramon Jimenez (born 1881)
There was no onep. 429
Yellow Springp. 429
The Last Journeyp. 431
Lovep. 431
Sonnet - Fleeting Returnp. 433
On the Eve of Departurep. 435
Seasp. 437
Dream Nocturnep. 437
Flowers under the Lightningp. 439
Were I Rebornp. 441
You Lightp. 441
Fortunate Beingp. 443
The Best that I Havep. 445
Above a Snowp. 447
Spanish Textsp. 449
Index of Translatorsp. 451
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ISBN: 9780801810428
ISBN-10: 0801810426
Series: Anthology in English Verse with Original Texts, from the Xit
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 30th April 1955
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73