Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de Vida y Esperanza by Ruben Dario
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Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de Vida y Esperanza
By Ruben Dario

Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de Vida y Esperanza

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Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de Vida y Esperanza by Ruben Dario

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Renowned for its depth of feeling and musicality, the poetry of Ruben Dario (1867-1916) has been revered by writers including Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz. A leading figure in the movement known as modernismo, Dario created the modern Spanish lyric and permanently altered the course of Spanish poetry. Yet while his output has inspired a great deal of critical analysis and a scattering of translations, there has been, until now, no complete English translation of any of his books of poetry. This bilingual edition of Dario's 1905 masterpiece, Cantos de vida y esperanza, fills a crucial gap in Hispanic and world literature studies. Will Derusha and Alberto Acereda have provided not only an elegant English translation of Dario's work but also an authoritative version of the original Spanish text. Written over the course of seven years and in many locales in Latin America and Europe, the poems in Cantos de vida y esperanza reflect both Dario's anguished sense of modern life and his ecstatic visions of transcendence, freedom, and the transformative power of art. They reveal Dario's familiarity with Spanish, French, and English literature and the wide range of his concerns-existential, religious, erotic, and socio-political. Derusha and Acereda's translation renders Dario's themes with meticulous clarity and captures the structural and acoustic dimensions of the poet's language in all its rhythmic sonority. Their introduction places this singular poet-arguably the greatest to emerge from Latin America in modern literature-and his best and most widely known work in historical and literary context. An extensive glossary offers additional information, explaining terms related to modernismo, Hispanic history, mythological allusions, and artists and writers prominent at the turn of the last century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822332718
ISBN-10: 082233271X
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3742mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Selected Writings by Ruben Dario Selected Writings, Paperback (September 2006)

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Stories and poems/Cuentos y Poesias by Ruben Dario Stories and poems/Cuentos y Poesias, Paperback (March 2003)

Rich selection of works by Nicaraguan writer Ruben Dario, the high priest of the modernismo school of literature, features poems and stories from Azul (Blue), Prosas profanas (Worldly Hymns), and others.

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Author Biography - Ruben Dario

Ruben Dario was a leading modernist poet, renowned for his innovations in Spanish poetry. Born in Nicaragua, he lived in Chile, Argentina, and Spain. Will Derusha is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Alberto Acereda is Associate Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University. They are the coeditors and translators of Selected Poems of Ruben Dario: A Bilingual Anthology.

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