Description - Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de vida y esperanza by Ruben Dario
First complete English translation of Songs of Life and Hope and The Swan and Other Poetry by Ruben Dario, one of the greatest poets to emerge from Latin America 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 Spanish 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. Translators Will Derusha and Alberto Acereda have provided not only elegant translations of Dario's work into English but also an authoritative version of the original Spanish text. 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 and his best and most widely known work in historical and literary context.
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(235mm x 146mm x mm)
Duke University Press
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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.