This Guide takes you through the Dedication and the first two hundred or so lines of Luis de Góngora’s Soledad Primera. The poem is presented by pages. 21 Sep The theme of Nature in Góngora’s Soledades BSS Subject Index: GÓNGORA, LUIS DE (–), NATURE [AS LITERARY/CULTURAL. 11 Mar Among scholars of Spanish Baroque poetry, the dominant opinion has been that the writer Luis de Góngora was silent, indifferent, or even.
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Gongora belongs in the great pantheon of classic poets. Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. The Solitudes were designed to be difficult at a moment when decorous rhetorical obscurity and conceited poetics were in vogue.
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At its most abstract, it remains centered on the most concrete human experiences: There’s some great lines about owls too!! This edition, with its literal verse translation, aims to make the poem available to anyone with a reading knowledge of Spanish, or even without.
Most are very helpful, as it often not remotely obvious what Gongora is referring to.
Gongora: Soledades (Spanish Texts) Luis de Gongora: Bristol Classical Press
An extremely difficult yet marvelous poem that rewards multiple re-readings. Won’t pretend I gongoa this whole poem, start to finish — but I did give it the old “college” try. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.
Gongora loves crystals and nymphs from Greek myth, both of which recur constantly. Sometimes you have to read the most boring texts for classes and this was one of them. The poem’s hyper-baroque syntax forces you to process its imagery in such a way that, in order to understand Gongora’s meaning, you have to engage with his language in extremely unusual ways.
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Ele rated it liked it Jan 14, This is required reading for lovers of the written word. Please note gonvora we currently support the following browsers: The pleasure was in the imagery rather than the assonance, I think. I agree with her that rhyme is probably easier to achieve in Spanish than English in general. Fusing epic and pastoral, the poem describes a journey through the countryside and contrasts the beauty of nature and of the rural crafts and customs with the vices of court, commercial greed and colonial exploitation.
It is about a shipwrecked outcast who is welcomed home in a place that is very far from home. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
But Edith Grossman’s facing translation is a masterful lifeline. That the syntactic experimentation — marked by flagrant and sometimes illegal hyperbaton and a flair for Latinate expression — read extreme for the seventeenth century, though, is the moral of the backlash against the solecades, in part. Creo que estos tres textos son mis favoritos To ask other readers questions about Soledadesplease sign up. On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook.
Beverly rated it gongira was amazing Aug 10, The spurned lover at the wedding… I wish that he had finished. If you have this knowledge, then you will be amazed that Gongora is so little known outside of Spain. The second Soledad’s closing image is incredible and probably my favorite part of either poem.
Aug 23, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: Hence the required re-reading.
He has inherited the vestments of the ancient Greek poets. Given gongoga length, I expected a narrative poem, however there is no story to be found here.