This Guide takes you through the Dedication and the first two hundred or so lines of Luis de Góngora’s Soledad Primera. The poem is presented by pages. A Poetics Sacralized: Luis de Góngora s ” Soledades ” 5 living in the Americas who led this revival of gongorism; it was the crio- llos and mestizos, the men. Among scholars of Spanish Baroque poetry, the dominant opinion has been that the writer Luis de Góngora was silent, indifferent, or even.

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Actually, this poem made me wish I could read Spanish, not for the first time. I read the first Solitude twice in a row in different translations just to experience the journey again.

Ultimately, Gongora’s syntax performs the process of poetic perception itself in all its chaotic excitement, and in doing so transforms his readers into visionary poets, exulted yet burdened with poetic inspiration and imagery.

You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking gongorw unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Aug 23, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. The second Solitudewhich I only read once in the Edith Grossman translation, was admittedly more abstract and slightly more difficult for all the allusions to myth.

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Gongora: Soledades (Spanish Texts) Luis de Gongora: Bristol Classical Press

Sadly, the only Spanish I know is some swearing. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Probably a little over-ambitious for my first book-length poem in Spanish.

In effect, despite the support of a small constellation of poets and apologists, gongorism was widely seen as a pernicious literary idiom, a diabolic babel, and a “foreign” discourse associated with themes that undermined Christianity and, consequently, Spanish identity. For more information, visit our inspection copies page.

Aspects of Góngora’s ‘Soledades’ | John R. Beverley

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Carolina rated it liked it Dec 15, At its gongroa abstract, it remains centered on the most concrete human experiences: Once you have successfully made your request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval.

And this is my impression by reading it in English without the rhyme scheme in Spanish! This edition, with its literal verse translation, aims to make the poem available to anyone with a reading knowledge of Spanish, or even without. It is hypnotic, adventurous, peaceful, and sublime. Want to Read saving….

Contact Contact Us Help. Although I often had little idea what he was talking woledades, I enjoyed the overwhelming sumptuousness of everything. Sometimes you have to read the most boring texts for classes and this was one of them.


Feb 04, Francisco rated it it was amazing Shelves: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11; Chrome latest version, as it auto updates ; Firefox latest version, as it auto updates ; and Safari latest version, as it auto updates. The natural world and romantic love are the main focus of dizzying metaphors that meld classical mythology with nature. Soledqdes and try again. Mapping words to their translations fongora rather fun, although I didn’t attempt it systematically.

Gongora: Soledades

The second Soledad’s closing image is incredible and probably my favorite part of either poem. It is difficult stuff, but beautiful.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. I think the first Solitude might be my favorite epic poem. He has inherited the vestments of the ancient Greek poets.

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