Selected poems of Garcilaso de la Vega
a bilingual editioneBook - 2009 | Spanish
Garcilaso de la Vega (ca. 1501OCo36), a Castilian nobleman and soldier at the court of Charles V, lived a short but glamorous life. As the first poet to make the Italian Renaissance lyric style at home in Spanish, he is credited with beginning the golden age of Spanish poetry. Known for his sonnets and pastorals, gracefully depicting beauty and love while soberly accepting their passing, he is shown here also as a calm student of loveOCOs psychology and a critic of the savagery of war.
This bilingual volume is the first in nearly two hundred years to fully represent Garcilaso for an Anglophone readership. In facing-page translations that captureathe music and skill of GarcilasoOCOs verse, John-Dent Young presents the sonnets, songs, elegies, and eclogues that came to influence generations of poets, including San Juan de la Cruz, Luis de Leon, Cervantes, and Gngora. The "Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vega" will help to explain to the English-speaking public this poetOCOs preeminence in the pantheon of Spanish letters. "