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Corneille's The Cid
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger ...more
Published December 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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While I enjoyed 'The Cid,' it felt very stilted. The conception of Spanish honor, while amusing, seemed overdone. Of course, it is a play done in the neoclassical style, in France, during that style's heyday. But there are plenty of other examples of more cleanly done pieces within that style. This might in part be due to the translation, but unfortunately my command of French (which doesn't extend beyond a few stock phrases and random words) doesn't allow me to read it in the original. Overall, ...more