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Pedro Calderon de La Barca: Life's a Dream

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"What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction; and the greatest good is fleeting, for all life is a dream, and even dreams are but dreams." That is the haunting lesson learned by Prince Sigismund in Life's a Dream (La vida es sueno), the best known and most widely admired play of Catholic Europe's greatest dramatist, Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Ca ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Aris & Phillips (first published December 31st 2010)
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Sergio Rodríguez
Aug 18, 2015 Sergio Rodríguez rated it liked it
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I just read this book out of coincidence as it was on my uncle's house. I borrowed it from him because I wanted to read this book written on the Spanish' Golden Century on Letters. Language is very cultured as expected, and its poetry and ryme is just awsome. During the book several reflections on life are made so there are a couple that will left you thinking.

This book belongs to the peace of works that allow to have a better knowledge of my native spoken language, and this effort will hoppe
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A thought-provoking (and beautiful) read that challenges the notions we have of reality and whether or not what we do in our dreams and in our waking life really matter.
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