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Poema del Cid O Cantar de Mio Cid: Texto Original y Transcripcion Moderna

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La primera obra maestra de la literatura espanola. Texto original y transcripcion moderna. Edicion, adaptacion, prologo y notas del celebre critico literario Juan Bautista Bergua. El Poema del Cid, o Cantar de Mio Cid, es el primer monumento a la literatura espanola. Es un cantar de gesta escrito por un juglar anonimo aproximadamente en el ano 1200, despues de la muerte de ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published February 27th 2012 by La Critica Literaria - (first published 1140)
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Jun 15, 2011 Javier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Ah! ¡El Cantar del buen Cid! ¿A quién se le pudo ocurrir obligar a un niñato de 14 a digerir esta joya? ¡No tiene ni boca ni sesos para hacerlo!

Ahora a mis 32 en cambio, he sonreido y sonreido, acariciando la misma copia de páginas amarillentas que compre alla en 1993 so pena de Rojo en la libreta... A diferencia de mis años mozos (o mozárabes), no he sido infiel o indiferente al texto esta vez; al contrario, he apreciado el terruño de historia que nos ha reconquistado del ya olvidado brevario
This book has been sitting around my bookshelves for a long time, ever since a friend from college gave it to me on a whim; and because of my impending trip to Spain, I finally decided to pick it up. It is a quick and light read; and I was pleased to find out that this is the oldest extant epic poem in Castilian, and a foundational work of Spanish literature. So I’ve done my homework.

The poem tells the story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043 – 1099), a medieval Spanish nobleman and military leader
Aug 25, 2009 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has it all! Swords! Dancing! And beards! All tangled up in an epic "historic" poem. The Cid--a gallantly bearded knight banished by his king for crimes he did not commit--goes smiting and smashing all over Spain, killing Moors like flies and creating a kingdom of his own by the sweat of his beard. And oh what a beard it is! The Beard of The Cid manages to become arguably one of the greatest sidekicks of all time. I myself am growing my own beard in solidarity with the Beard of the Cid. ...more
Jul 02, 2007 Jandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It is our Odyssey, our Iliad. If most English/American authors can be traced back to Shakespeare and Homer, ours can be traced back to Cervantes and Mio Cid.
Miquel Reina
Feb 11, 2016 Miquel Reina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is undoubtedly, one of the great classic poems of Spanish literature of medieval chivalry. I read it during my school days but I still remember it as one of the most well designed stories of the medieval society. The poem tells the story of a knight who has been banished and all the stories and adventures that he will force to live for it. It's a good book to understand much better the Middle Ages, their customs and values, entrenched the concept of honor and the importance of recovering it ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned
I've wanted to read The Song of My Cid since the age of 16, when I visited Toledo, Spain, and saw El Cid's (alleged) sword Tizona on display. Our local tour guide told us of Toledo's place in the story, but it was the memory of Tizona that stuck with me, and I told myself that one day I'd read the epic. I can't believe it has taken me sixteen years (literally half my lifetime), but I finally got around to reading it. The experience was well worth the wait. In fact, I'm glad I waited and had a ch ...more
James Adams
Apr 17, 2016 James Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: d-j-popsugar
I'll start off by saying I have not read much in the way of epic poetry. I read Beowulf in school (also a Raffel translation), but managed to skip all the rest. Which was fine, because I was not wowed by the big Viking.
So why did I read this? First, as background on The Lions of Al-Rassan (yes, I give myself homework, and no, I don't know why), and second, because I have heard many references to El Cid and was curious.
As I am emphatically not an academic, I did not react well to this in the earl
David Withun
Mar 14, 2015 David Withun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Reading medieval romances is, for me, something like watching Western movies might be for those men of certain different tastes but the same proclivities as have persisted in the male members of the human species perennially. They are a window into a time when "men were men," so to speak. Whether such an idealized time really existed is immaterial to the continued relevance of the idea as a powerful image and inspiration in the masculine consciousness. This particular work is a prime example.

Chris Duval
The first half of this tale speaks of the successful marauding of the exile, El Cid, who attacked one civilized place after another. It reminded me of a passage in Gibbon about the Normans: “his Norman followers, excluded from their native and their promised land, wandered among the hills and valleys of Italy, and earned their daily subsistence by the sword.” (Chapter LVI of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.) Later on, the (ahistorical) mal-treatment of the hero’s daughters reminded me o ...more
Jim Coughenour
A book I never thought I'd read – possibly because I was appalled by Charlton Heston at an impressionable age. Compared to Robocop Roland, El Cid is a complex, amiable guy. The archetypal Spanish hero is clearly the stuff of legend, a champion passionately determined to serve his king by conquering everything in sight, rather than the grand brigand Rodrigo Diaz probably was in bitter truth. (See Richard Fletcher's The Quest for El Cid). Lesley Byrd Simpson's translation is a quick read, pleasura ...more
This book would have benefited from a greater analysis of the historical characters, rather than some cursory observations about the historiography. King Alfonso is generally remembered as a conniving treacherous lord and the Cid was something of a rogue warrior often at odds with this kingdom. Some of this is evident in the story as the banished Cid (no clear reason why "good Alfonso" banished him) wonders across Spain raiding and fighting Christians and Muslims, Spaniards and Catalans. His onl ...more
May 23, 2013 Erika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, mio Cid! I'm glad I wasn't forced to read this when I was a teen 'cause I'm sure I would have hated it. Now that I'm almost on my mid twenties I decided to give it a shot; I expected it to be boring and long and I was surprised to have be it be simple but emotive and even interesting. Perhaps it's just me being a fan of knights of any kind but I enjoyed it.
The language wasn't too archaic to be tiring, or at least it was not in comparison to the Greek texts I've been reading lately. Things I
May 08, 2012 Makii rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le doy 3,5- Todavía recuerdo cuento sufrí cuando me toco leerlo!

El Cantar de mio Cid trata el tema del complejo proceso de recuperación de la honra perdida por el héroe, en la que la restauración le va a suponer al mismo una honra mayor a la de la situación de partida.
Ir viendo como el, luego de ser desterrado acusado de robo y despojado de sus bienes, va ganándose el favor y perdón del Rey. Así obtiene beneficios mejores, como una nueva heredad.
Pensando que su suerte estaba cambiada, surge una
May 23, 2014 Kamil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History students, those interested in medieval literature
Recommended to Kamil by: My History of Literature teacher
The Song of Cid takes you to medieval times and stories of brave knights, from which Rodrigo Diaz di Bivar, or El Cid, was the bravest. A book from early 14th century, telling tales about a Spanish vassal, fighting against both extreme odds and various enemies, Moors and Christians alike.

What I liked about the book was the look back on the medieval times and the knightly mentality. Not only is Cid a pious Christian, but a loyal vassal to a king from whose service he was banished, serving him ne
Apr 01, 2011 A.U.C. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to A.U.C. by: el Ministerio de Educación de Chile ¬¬
Aunque me sienta culpable, ya que creo que estoy siendo muy injusta con la primera obra literaria conocida escrita en castellano, me siento incapaz de otorgarle algo más que una estrella.

En mi opinión, antivalórica (para los valores de hoy en día, eso sí) y hasta estúpida. No me gusto la "poesía" ni tampoco el estilo.

Y me da lo mismo si es una obra maestra para la época. Me cargó.

Y, honestamente, no veo el valor de la obra. Talvez podría ser valor histórico, pero en ese caso el Ministerio no obl
Charles Dee Mitchell
Since I had recently read The Song of Roland, I thought I would give its Spanish counterpart a try. Although they were written around the same time, the French author was dealing with events 500 years in the past and didn't hesitate to fantasize. (At one point the angel Gabriel stops the sun in the sky to give Charlemagne's troops time to catch up with the fleeing Saracens.) By comparison, this account of the life of Rodrigo Dias, El Cid, comes off as relatively realistic. But when establishing ...more

فضّلت قراءة الملحمة قبل قراءة مقدمتها، والمقدمة هي نصف الكتاب تمامًا، ونص الملحمة هو النصف الآخر، وأنهيت الملحمة ولم أرها تمثل سوى سيرة ساذجة لأحد محاربي العصور الوسطى المسيحيين في إسبانيا، وتصوير حروبه مع المسلمين وفتحه للمدن الإسلامية وإخضاعها، وأبرزهنّ: بلنسية، مع قصة عاطفية جانبية تتمثل في زواج ابنتيه من أميري مقاطعة كاريون، اللذان أساءا معاملتهما، لتنفصل بينهما العرى، ولينتقم "السيد" بطل الملحمة منهما، ويزوّج ابنتيه مرة ثانية في خاتمة الملحمة ممن هما أعلى مكانة وشرفًا من الزوجين السابقين، و
Feb 13, 2011 Germà rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sempre restaré agraït a la meva professora de literatura de l'escola secundària la lectura d'aquest i altres clàssics.
Thanks to my Literature teacher for making me read this and other classics.
Siempre estaré agradecido a mi profesora de Literatura de la escuela secundaria la lectura de este y otros clásicos.
Ana Ruiz
Apr 07, 2011 Ana Ruiz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-nobel
Although most people tend to like this book, I couldn't help but see through all of the hipocritical characters, which were at the least annoying. A good adventure book, but seeped with a strange mix of fiction and nonfiction that I highly disliked. I couldn't possibly gift this historical book any more stars, sorry.
Sep 13, 2015 Mila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think we read the whole thing in class, but I remember we discussed it in depth. It's funny how the idealization that occurs in the Mio Cid can be still seen in some many novels today (Though of course that's because of the genre.)
David Gross
Aug 06, 2011 David Gross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The poetry is obvious in the Spanish on the left page, the translation on the right tells the story. The classic bloody tale of brutality in the middle ages.
Sep 29, 2009 Carolina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another one I HAD to read for high school. Yet, I liked the old cavalier style of this one. I guess it is a MUST for people studying Spanish literature.
Nov 02, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best thing I liked about the book was that the book was easy to read =P
Felix Purat
Jul 21, 2015 Felix Purat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An epic from the Christian side of mediaeval Spain, written in the gnarliest Spanish I've ever seen. Hard to believe that it's the same language that would spread around the New World into many other different dialects. The English version is well translated. The poet sounds like a person one could drink a beer with in a tavern in Leon, and who was undoubtedly a good storyteller in his day. It occupies an interesting and unique position as a poem both supportive of Christian Spain and true (more ...more
"[...] os quiero enviar a Castilla/ [...] quiero darle cien caballos./ Ídselos vos a llevar./ Después besadle la mano,/ y firme se lo rogáis/ para que a doña Jimena/ y a mis hijas, que allá están,/ si así fuese su merced,/ que os las deje él sacar".
Feb 23, 2015 Karolinaaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tengo pocas palabras para este libro.
El Poema del Mio Cid canta las hazañas de éste. Empieza con un mandado que se vuelve en el destierro del Cid, en su destierro es cuando más aventuras y ganancias vemos. Cuenta como todos le rendían tributo, le temían, le adoraban y se le unían.
De eso se basa casi todo el poema: el Cid llega a las ciudades y las gana.
Sí, me parece imposible que alguien gane absolutamente todas las batallas y sea tan pero tan bueno.
De cualquier manera, el libro es entretenid
Jul 24, 2013 Bookworm rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lo que me gusta del Poema del Mio Cid: el olor (mi copia es muy vieja)

Lo que no me gusta del Poema del Mio Cid: todo

Mi maestra de español describió el Mio Cid como el Superman de esos tiempos. Eso calmó un poco el rencor parcialmente irracional que tenía al leer esto y explicaba porque había tan poca lógica en los muchos triunfos del Mio Cid y porque todos amaban a él y a su barba incondicionalmente. Desafortunadamente, no cambió que ningún aspecto del poema me agradaba ni que nunca tuvimos la p
Orlando Madrid
Jan 23, 2015 Orlando Madrid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es como un Rambo o un Rocky, un personaje indestructible que de manera improbable vence a todos los que en batalla enfrenta. Ignorando la improbabilidad de sus hazañas, El Poema esta hermosamente escrito de tal manera que las hazañas se convierten en un especie de simboliso que refleja un deseo fundamental, el de contar con (o recuperar) el orgullo nacional a travez de la expulsión de los moros invasores del terruño. Esta es mi humilde interpretación - quizas equivocada - de lo que es una grandi ...more
Kelly W.
Another one of my picks for non-English medieval reading. I know a few people who have taught this text before, and I’m always excited to read epic poetry. While the text overall was a great work of literature, the first two cantars failed to hold my interest as well as the third, which made my reaction mixed at best.

Things I Liked

1. Plot for the Third Cantar: The best part of this poem, in my opinion, is the third cantar in which two sleazy brothers offend the Cid by taking his money and abando
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