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Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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May 31, 11

bookshelves: historical-literature, history, reviewed-2011
Read in May, 2011

This was a hard book to read. The translator's attempt at recreating Spanish theater poetry (think Spanish Shakespeare) falls flat. I've got a hard enough time reading poetry without the forced verse and rhyme scheme. It just felt very artificial to me. There's worth to the play, but I may seek out a different translation if I decide to reread it.

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