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An epic masterpiece of worldwide literature, in a powerful new translation through one if the main acclaimed translators of our time

A towering determine of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic types so extensively diverse from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was once derided as "the Prince of Darkness." The Solitudes, his magnum opus, is an intoxicatingly lush novel-in-verse that follows the wanderings of a shipwrecked guy who has been spurned through his lover. Wrenched from civilization and its attendant insanity, the desolate hero is transported right into a wildlife that's instantaneously menacing and stylish. during this lovely variation Edith Grossman captures the breathtaking great thing about a piece that represents one of many excessive issues of poetic fulfillment in any language.

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Thine should be my years redeemed on a delicate plank from a watery demise, who selected to be, in that utmost of hazards, thyself the galley slave, and thy scythe the oar. no matter if my wandering steps tread overseas climes or stroll on local soil my lifestyles will constantly be thine, if any existence is left to me to offer thee through person who compelled me to escape her felony, my chains forsaking a path on thy waves, no longer on thy sands. With audacity my suggestion scaled the heights, clad in feathers, whose bold incautious flightdv —if it has no longer given thy foam its identify— of its well-feathered raiment the diaphanous annals of the wind will look after the vanishment. This fault of mine, then, for a lustrum has moved my indecisive hand from side to side among the least safe rudder and un lustro ha hecho a mi dudosa mano, solicitando en vano las sadly sepultar de mi osadía donde el sol nace o donde muere el día. Muera, enemiga amada, muera mi culpa, y tu desdén le guarde, arrepentido tarde, suspiro que mi muerte haga leda, cuando no le suceda, o por breve o por tibia o por cansada, lágrima antes enjuta que llorada. Naufragio ya segundo, o filos pongan de homicida hierro fin duro a mi destierro; tan generosa fe, no fácil onda, no poca tierra esconda: urna suya el Océano profundo, y obeliscos los montes sean del mundo. Túmulo tanto debe agradecido Amor a mi pie errante; líquido, pues, diamante calle mis huesos, y elevada cima selle sí, mas no oprima, esta que le fiaré ceniza breve, si hay ondas mudas y si hay tierra leve. » No es sordo el mar: los angeles erudición engaña. Bien que tal vez sañudo no oya al piloto, o le responda fiero, sereno disimula más orejas que sembró dulces quejas —canoro labrador—el forastero en su undosa campaña. the main onerous employees, ever making an attempt in useless to bury the wings of my audacitydw the place the sunlight is born or the place day is going to die. Die, cherished enemy, allow my fault die, and your disdain, too past due a penitent, continue for it a trifling sigh that makes my loss of life content material even though it isn't by way of a fleeting or detached or weary tear that dries prior to it really is even wept. no matter if a moment shipwreck or the pointy edges of murderous metal positioned to my exile a merciless finish; no trifling wave, no handful of earth can cover religion as beneficiant as mine: inner most Ocean be its urn and mountains of the area its obelisks. So nice a burial mound a thankful Love owes to my wandering toes; then enable diamond liquid hide my bones, excessive peaks seal yet no longer oppress those few ashes I entrust to them if there are silent waves and light-weight earth. ” the ocean isn't deaf: erudition deceives. although might be while in a rage it may possibly now not listen the pilot or reply with fury, whilst serene it pardons extra ears than the candy laments sown through —a lyrical farmer—the pilgrim stranger in its monstrous box of waves. Espongïoso, pues, se bebió y mudo el lagrimoso reconocimiento, de cuyos dulces números no poca concentuosa suma en los dos giros de invisible pluma que fingen sus dos sadly, harmó el viento; Eco—vestida una cavada roca— solicitó curiosa y safeguardó avara los angeles más dulce—si no l. a. menos clara— sílaba, siendo en tanto los angeles vista de las chozas fin del canto.

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