Lorca & Jimenez: Selected Poems
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A unique gathering of poems by two great twentieth-century poets, with the original Spanish versions and powerful English translations on facing pages. In a new preface, editor and translator Robert Bly explores what the poems reveal today about politics, the spirit, and the purpose of art.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 30th 1997 by Beacon Press
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Marike
Jan 03, 2012 Marike added it
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Lorca & Jiminez: Selected poems; chosen and translated by Robert Bly

A selection of poems from two reputed Spanish poets. All the poems are presented with the Spanish on the right-hand side of the page and the English translation on the left.

From Juan Ramon Jimenez there are poems from his ‘Early Poems’; Diary of a poet recently married; and ‘Later Poems’. Maybe I was just not in the right mood, but for me too many of the poems were love poems and it did not slip away from the infatuated mod...more
Derek H
Not so keen on Bly's translations, but at least he had the good sense to do the facing-page originals...
Katie Herring
Some great lines in here. Some were quite light, while others were haunting.
Guy
I wanted to like it more than I did, but still excellent.
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Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.
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