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This Donald Wellman translation of L pidas makes available in English for the first time the poetry of Antonio Gamoneda, recipient of the Cervantes Prize in 2006 and now, despite years of repression under the Franco regime, one of the most respected voices in Spain. American readers will find that Gamoneda's poetry, beautifully and skillfully rendered in Donald Wellman's E ...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by Uno Press
(first published January 1st 2006)
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I enjoyed the poetry, but I feel like the translation could have been cleaner. There were too many repeated words that I got the feeling were not properly conveying the proper emotion of the lines. There were also a bunch of unnecessary errors which took me out of the read. Also, while I usually don't care about proper comma usage in poetry, in this case it would've seriously helped me understand what was going on.