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There is No Road: Proverbs by Antonio Machado

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With an insightful introduction by Thomas Moore, this volume presents the wisdom and philosophy of one of Spain’s most important poets. Born in 1875, Machado, along with Juan Ramon Jimenez and Miquel de Unamuno, formed the famed "generation of 1898," which ushered in a new Spanish poetics. In this series of brief poems, Machado utilizes traditional Spanish verse forms to c ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by White Pine Press
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Shaindel
Aug 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poets, Taoists, thinkers.
I wasn't familiar with Antonio Machado's work until I interviewed the translators, Mary Berg and Dennis Maloney, for my radio show.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/2...-

This little pocket volume is a collection of various meditative proverbs by Antonio Machado. It is a wonderful little collection to just carry with you, dip into, and think about--almost like reading chapters of the Tao te Ching.

One of my favorite proverbs:

XLVII

Man has four things
that are no good at sea;
anchor, rudder, oars,
an
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Antonio Machado was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98, a group of novelists, poets, essayists, and philosophers active in Spain at the time of the Spanish-American War (1898).