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Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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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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