'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is incredible in its richness and diversity. This anthology covers the 2 nice flowerings of Spanish verse: the 1st, which lasted to the top of the 17th century, and moment, from the mid-nineteenth century in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, to the current. This 3rd version has been revised to symbolize extra totally the poetry of resistance that emerged throughout the Franco years, giving more room to older poets akin to Jorge Guillén and the nice survivor of the Lorca new release and Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, in addition to a few extra modern poets who've solid a brand new period in Spanish poetry. This version additionally comprises an advent discussing the historical past and international importance of Spanish poetry. 'No physique of lyrical poetry is so heavily under-estimated by means of British readers because the Spanish' - J. M. Cohen. This booklet is translated and edited with an creation by means of J. M. Cohen.
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