The Spanish Golden Age Sonnet

John Rutherford

The Spanish Golden Age Sonnet

John Rutherford

Distributed for University of Wales Press

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Cloth $140.00 ISBN: 9781783168965 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The Spanish Golden Age produced some of the most important works of poetry in Spain. This book offers the first single volume to collect lively translations of over a hundred of the finest sonnets of the Spanish Golden Age. The Spanish Golden Age Sonnet features detailed and incisive critical commentary on each of the poems, coupled with translated versions that are enjoyable not only as translations but as sonnets that stand alone. John Rutherford masterfully highlights dozens of poems that bring to life the dark beauty of the Spanish Golden Age.
 
Contents
Series Editors’ Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Íñigo López de Mendoza, the Marquis of Santillana (1398–1458)
Juan Boscán Almugáver (c.1490–1542)
Garcilasco de la Vega (1503–1536)
Fernando de Herrera (1534–1597)
Francisco de Aldana (1537–1578)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616)
Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627)
Lope de Vega Carpio (1562–1635)
An anonymous author (late sixteenth century)
Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas (1580–1645)
Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600–1681)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695)
Select Bibliography
Index of first lines of Spanish sonnets
Index
 
Review Quotes
Duncan Wheeler, University of Leeds
“This eminently readable collection confirms John Rutherford's status as arguably the finest translator of literary works from the Spanish Golden Age. The introduction provides an exemplary contextualisation for a selection of sonnets that are essential reading for anyone who claims an interest not only in Hispanic literature(s) but also in literature per se. A treasure-trove of delights, this collection constitutes a major milestone in and beyond Hispanic Studies.”
 
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