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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  8,285 ratings  ·  253 reviews
Los lectores tomarán un gran placer en descubrir los clásicos con estas bellas y económicas ediciones de las grandes obras literarias. Esta selección editorial cuenta con títulos que abarcan todos los géneros literarios, desde teatro, narrativa, poesía y el ensayo.
246 pages
Published September 2001 by CASALS (first published 1871)
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Inés No sé qué edad tendrás, pero yo estudié esta obra en el instituto con quince años y te aseguro que fue de los pocos libros que adoró toda la clase. El…moreNo sé qué edad tendrás, pero yo estudié esta obra en el instituto con quince años y te aseguro que fue de los pocos libros que adoró toda la clase. El problema que mencionas con el vocabulario no es tal, Bécquer no es tan lejano en el tiempo como para que su modo de expresarse resulte incomprensible. Animo a todo el que quiera leer la obra a hacerlo, da igual la edad que tenga: no se va a arrepentir. Es una joya de nuestras letras por más de una razón.(less)
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Roy Lotz
[He puesto una versión española en el spoiler.]
I know a hymn, giant and strange, that announces an aurora in the soul’s night; and these pages are from that hymn: cadences which expand in the overshadowed air.

Bécquer is an example of that species of national writers, almost universally known in their own countries, almost universally obscure elsewhere. Here in Spain he is the second most commonly assigned author in schools, only bested by Cervantes himself. But how many readers—even avid rea
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
dramatic dirtbag of a romantic stereotype, i love it, i honestly love it
Miguel Saltos
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of those books that helps you come out sane out of troubled times. It's depiction of the old Spain and Europe paint such scenarios in your head that is easy to transport from today's hectic times back into the days when candles would light the night . Becquer's writing is as poetic as Shakespeare's in my opinion , the stories are beautifully painted with children fables style and the imagination of a god . My favorite story is "el rayo de luna" If you don't read the whole book , ...more
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure I read this book for the first time while being on high school, probably since it contains a few tales about the city where I grew up, Toledo, and Toledo was the exact reason why i came back to this book now. I haven't checked it yet but I think this edition I have at home is a selection from both the poems and the tales, and actually only two of them are placed in Toledo. I have quite enjoyed and appreciated it though, but I am now interested into finding a complete edition of t ...more
Jaimie Foster
Jul 09, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: librosenespa
I'm not sure how many of you like Spanish literature, but Bécquer is a romantic genius:

¿qué es poesia? dices mientras claves
en mi pupila tu pupila azul.
¿qué es poesia? ¿y tú me lo preguntas?
poesía...eres tú.
Claire Orion
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: school
The rimas are really nice but the leyendas... I had a hard time reading them.
But I also was like 15 years old or something.

Bécquer is hot.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vir - Física Lectora
Each of the rhymes and legends in the book are very different, so it is very difficult to score. It is more of an average value.
The rhymes that I liked most correspond to the fourth set (Rimas LII onwards), in which it deals with topics such as death and anguish. In particular, the rhyme LXVIII was one of my favourites. The rhymes are very touching, it shows in the writing of each of them, although for personal reasons I did not connect with the vast majority.
As for the legends, I found them int
Lili Kim
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful set of poems, though I felt that the legends centered around a similar theme of madness; nonetheless, I suppose that’s what we encounter in our daily lives, as we chase after moonbeams.

Notable poetic lines:

“As long as one feels that one’s soul is laughing, / though one’s lips aren’t; / as long as people weep, without tears welling up / to cloud their eyes; / as long as heart and head / continue to fight each other; / as long as hopes and memories exist, / there will be poetry!”

“In the
Lau Marquez
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing how bécquer writings make you feel. He is a literary genius. The way he uses language is uncomparable and unique. Definitely my favorite book of poetry. I could read it again and again for the rest of my life. While reading it my eyes suddenly started to cry, because I couldn't believe so much beauty and feeling could be inside such little book. I had goosebumps along my flesh with some poems. Highly recommended, mostly for people that is in love or that is just romantic. Like. me:) ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: instituto
REAL --> 3,5/5 ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh! This is great poetry, indeed!!!
Marcos Miguel Navarro
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book, with the best romantic poetry I've read, and the taste of childhood in the tales of the Legends, with that medieval and Celtic cultural content.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-for-class
i hated this so much.
3 hours of homework.
have mercy.
kill me.
Karol P
Mar 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: insti, clasicos, poetry
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
George Irwin
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for Romantic poetry, poetry on love and life, then go no further. This duel language poetry (in Spanish and English) allows access to students who speak languages other than English to become experts. The poetry text is relatively straight forward with imagery that is accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The amazing power of poetry. This book is really romantic. I love how Becquer talks about the love of a woman, about her forgetfulness, about her pride, and about her death. He also wrote legends that were interesting, but I liked the poems the most.
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning poetry
Yamile Méndez
Oct 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My favorite writer of all times. He was a real tamer of words, a wizard that enchanted music to take the form of writing so he could express himself. They don't make them like him anymore.
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best poets ever :)

Thank God for my mom reciting his poetry to me until I got interested enough to find this book.
Jun 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love is a wonderful thing
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book because it made me feel that way Akgun felt and thought the love of his life and how happy he felt Gustavo. Empathy is not lacking in every minute of reading. It was nice
Michael Jannicelli
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
It does not get any more romantic than the poems from this tortured soul.
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the dreamy poetic type
There are some interesting verses, but I´m not a huge poetry fan. I gave him three stars because he is Bécquer and thus I couldn´t give him just two.
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
I love this guy! His poetry isn't boring or hard to understand. And his legends remind me of one of my favorites, Edge Allan Poe.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's no doubt, he's the greatest poet I've ever read. Amazing writer. My favorite.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
He's the master, the best writer in spanish language. He always puts te perfect word in the perfect place.
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Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, was a Spanish post-romanticist writer of poetry, short stories, and nonfiction now considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was ...more

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“Si al mecer las azules campanillas
de tu balcón,
crees que suspirando pasa el viento
sabe que, oculto entre las verdes hojas,
suspiro yo.

Si al resonar confuso a tus espaldas
vago rumor,
crees que por tu nombre te ha llamado
lejana voz,
sabe que, entre las sombras que te cercan,
te llamo yo.

Si se turba medroso en la alta noche
tu corazón,
al sentir en tus labios un aliento
sabe que, aunque invisible, al lado tuyo,
respiro yo.”
“طالما أنَّ العِلم
لن يقدرَ على كشف ِ منابع ِ الحياة ..
وأنَّ البحارَ والسماءَ تنطوي
على أغوار ٍ سحيقة ٍ لن ينفذَ إليها العقل..
وطالما البشريةُ دومًا تسيرُ
دونَ أن تعلمَ إلى أينَ المطاف ...
طالما بقى لغزٌ يستعصى على الإنسان ِ حلُّه,
فسيكونُ هُناكَ دومًا شِعر.
طالمَا يشعر الإنسانُ أن روحَهُ تُزَغْرِدُ
دون أن تتحركَ الشفاه ..
طالما يبكي الإنسان
دونَ أن تظللَ عينيه الدموع ..
طالما يمضي الفكرُ والفؤادُ في اصطراع ٍ دائم ٍ ..
طالما ثارت الآمال وتوهّجت الذكريات
فسيكونُ هُناكَ دومًا شِعر.”
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