Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sombra del paraíso” as Want to Read:
Sombra del paraíso
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sombra del paraíso

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Coincide la crítica en ver Sombra del paraíso como un libro de gran belleza, tendente a reflejar un mundo soñado que ansía lo puro y elemental, evocando a través de los recuerdos infantiles una suerte del alba del universo. Mágico edén donde el poeta vivió ahora 'recuerda sin saberlo', dijo de él su propio autor en una muy usada carta a su amigo y crítico Dámaso Alonso. Pe ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Editorial Castalia (first published January 1st 1972)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sombra del paraíso, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sombra del paraíso

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.81  · 
Rating details
 ·  88 ratings  ·  9 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Sombra del paraíso
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was no rain, but gentle arms
seemed to dominate the air,
and your shoulders felt their enchanting presence,
while you address those beings that the dawning sun adorned with
feathered magic.
You were born from a yawning chasm in the night's insomnia of my
solitary fear
I have no name; for I am
only memory severed from you.
Why do I look at you, with your eyes so dark,
a living velvet in which I wound my life?
A heavy cloud, perhaps laden with starry thoughts,
paused above the water, transient on
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cielo herido a luces, a hachazos
Bere Tarará
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Solo dos poemas me parecieron realmente poderosos
Scott Cox
Vicente Aleixandre composed these poems in 1939, shortly before the end of the Spanish Civil War and after the end of what is often called the "Second Golden Age" of Spanish art & writers. This was a dark period for Spain, and for the world. My favorite, the last two lines from the poem "The Body and the Soul : "Soul of love that holds vigil but is reluctant to depart, and at last withdraws tenderly cold." ...more
Joaquin Castañ
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3
Conveniencias críticas han hecho frecuente la acotación de dos grandes zonas o épocas en la obra de nuestro poeta.

"Sombra del paraíso" de Vicente Aleixandre
Carlos Recamán
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
[Que es bonito y eso, pero un pelín cursi. Un pelín mucho]
May 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a tour de force.
Juan Medina
"Siempre te ven mis ojos, ciudad de mis días marinos."
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2012
Adriana Carvajal
rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2018
rated it it was ok
Jul 17, 2019
Dave Trembley
rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2011
Bettina Brentano
rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Mar 22, 2019
Cezar Paul-Badescu
rated it really liked it
Mar 12, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Feb 19, 2017
rated it liked it
Apr 01, 2015
rated it really liked it
Nov 02, 2013
Sabrina Romiti
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2017
Vera Santomé
rated it liked it
Jul 13, 2015
Alex Pijanowski
rated it it was amazing
Apr 05, 2013
Miguel Angel Serna
rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2012
Jg Correa
rated it liked it
Jun 03, 2016
rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Aug 20, 2020
Juanjo López
rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2020
rated it really liked it
Aug 18, 2013
Vicente Monroy
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2015
rated it liked it
Sep 12, 2017
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • La ridícula idea de no volver a verte
  • Las personas del verbo
  • Hijos de la ira
  • Fuenteovejuna
  • Marina
  • Marks of Identity
  • Los asquerosos
  • La vida es suero
  • El tiempo entre suturas
  • El árbol de la ciencia
  • Soledades. Galerías. Otros poemas
  • Niebla
  • Historias de la Artámila
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba
  • Escuadra Hacia La Muerte/La Mordaza
  • Purgatory
  • Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen
  • Las cosas del decir: Manual de análisis del discurso
See similar books…
Spanish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. Vicente Aleixandre has been called an existentialist, a mystic pantheist, and a neoromantic. Although Aleixandre did not consider himself an orthodox surrealist, his poems contained surrealistic images and Freudian subconscious associations. Central motifs are erotic love, solitude, time, and death.

News & Interviews

Readers have a lot to look forward to this year! Just feast your eyes upon all of these debut books to check out and emerging authors to...
165 likes · 42 comments