The Solitudes (Penguin Classics)

The Solitudes (Penguin Classics)


An epic masterpiece of global literature, in a powerful new translation by way of one if the main acclaimed translators of our time

A towering determine of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic varieties so greatly varied 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 by way of his lover. Wrenched from civilization and its attendant insanity, the desolate hero is transported right into a wildlife that's without delay menacing and stylish. during this wonderful variation Edith Grossman captures the breathtaking great thing about a piece that represents one of many excessive issues of poetic fulfillment in any language.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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