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'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is astounding in its richness and diversity.

This anthology covers the 2 nice flowerings of Spanish verse: the 1st, which lasted to the tip of the 17th century, and moment, from the mid-nineteenth century in the course of the Spanish Civil struggle, to the current. This 3rd variation has been revised to symbolize extra totally the poetry of resistance that emerged throughout the Franco years, giving more room to older poets resembling Jorge Guillén and the good survivor of the Lorca new release and Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, in addition to a few extra modern poets who've cast a brand new period in Spanish poetry.

This variation additionally comprises an advent discussing the heritage and global value 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 ebook is translated and edited with an creation via J. M. Cohen.

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