Bilingual Anthology of Poems by Rubén Darío (1867-1916): Annotations and Facing Page Translations From Spanish Into English

Author: O'Connor-Bater, Kathleen
Year:2016
Pages:156
ISBN:1-4955-0404-2
978-1-4955-0404-4
Price:159.95
This bilingual anthology of one of Latin Americas most distinguished poets, Rubén Darío (1867-1916), the Nicaraguan poet and founder of Hispanic modernism beautifully captures his expressive essence and his nuanced vocabulary. The facing page translations of his poetry are arranged in chronological order corresponding to the author’s age at the time of publication and will facilitate an understanding of Darío’s work to an English speaking audience.

Reviews

“The present anthology selected and translated by Kathleen O’Connor-Bater, is a departure from previous attempts to introduce the Nicaraguan poet to English speaking audiences, the effort by O’Connor – Bates represents a significant contribution to scholarship on Rubén Darío’s artistic and philosophical development within Latin American literature and culture…The selections from each period provide a glimpse into the historical context, from which the poet gained his perspective…this effort represents a fresh and welcome contribution to scholarship on Rubén Darío.”
-Jessee Fernández, Ph.D.,
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus,
SUNY, College at Old Westbury


“True to the mission to respect the imagery, sonority, and evenness of the metric whenever possible, O’Connor-Bater successfully brings Darío’s own brand of modernism to a wider audience.”
-Dr. Nancy Bird-Soto,
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Table of Contents

Foreword by Jesse Fernández
Preface
Acknowledgments
Rubén Darío: A Short life in Poems
I. El Poeta Civil / The Civil Poet (1881)
Máximo Jerez/ Maximo Jerez
II. Abrojor / Thistles (1887)
I, II, III, IV, VI, XV, XIX, XL, XLVII, LI
III. Prosas Profanas / Profane Prose (1896)
Epitalamio Bárbaro/Barbarian Epithalamium
Divagación/Divagation
Yo Persigo una forma/I Pursue a Form
IV. Cantos de vida y Esperanza y otros poemas/ Songs of Life and Hope and other poems (1905)
Yo soy aquel/I am One
Los Tres Reyes Magos/The Three Magi
A Roosevelt/To Roosevelt
Spes/Spes
Otros poemas/Other Poems

La dulzura del angelus/The Sweetness of the Angelus
Filosofía/Philosophy
Soneto a Cervantes/Sonnet to Cervantes
En el país de las alegorías/ In The Land of Allegories
A Goya/To Goya
V. El Canto errante / The Wandering Song (1907)
A Colón / To Columbus,br> Sum/Sum
VI. Epístolas y poemas / Epistles and Poems (1885)
El ala del cuervo/The Wing of the Crow
La cabeza del rawí / The Head of the Rawi
VII. Published in Mundail Magazine (1913)
Los motivos del lobo/The Motives of the Wolf
Notes
References
Index of First Lines
español/inglés
English/Spanish