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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822332718
ISBN-10: 082233271X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 146mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Ruben Dario

Raros by Ruben Dario
Paperback / softback, January 2014
Selected Writings by Ruben Dario
Paperback, December 2005
Stories and Poems/Cuentos y Poesias by Ruben Dario
Paperback, September 2002