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Selected Shorter Poems

Luis De Gongora y Argote

Translated by Michael Smith

Series: Poetica
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Oct 1995)
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  • Luis de Góngora is Spain’s greatest poet of the Baroque period. He was much admired by Lorca, and Roy Campbell described him as ‘a symbolist who contains the whole of Mallarmé and a lot more besides, a symbolist three hundred years before his time.’ Michael Smith’s translations, in this first English bilingual edition, fluently and accurately convey the timeless qualities of Góngora’s intricate and intriguing poetry.

    Luis De Gongora y Argote
    Luis de Góngora was born in 1561 in Córdoba. He made his reputation with two major works, the Fábula de Polifemo y Galatea and the Soledades . He was forced to move in search of patronage to Madrid, where his finances and health worsened. He suffered a stroke in 1626 and ... read more
    Michael Smith
    Michael Smith was born in 1952 in Dublin. He co-founded New Writers Press in Dublin in 1967 and was founder and editor of the literary magazine The Lace Curtain . He has published selected translations of the two Baroque masters, Quevedo and Góngora, and many modern Spanish-language poets. His Collected Poems ... read more
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