Harsh World and Other Poems / Angel Gonzalez.

González, Angel author.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation ; 96
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Although seven volumes of his poetry are available in Spanish, the work of Ángel González has not been widely translated into English. This bilingual edition, introduced by the poet, presents selections from Palabra sobre palabra (Word upon Word), his definitive collection. Included are poems from Grado elemental (Elementary Grade), which won the Antonio Machado Prize for Poetry. Born in Oviedo, Spain in 1925, Ángel González published his first book in 1956 to immediate acclaim. His poetry is characterized by striking imagery and deeply personal statement that is often sad and sardonic. Of his work González writes, "'Experience,' 'reality', and 'preciseness of expression' are probably...the boundaries that limit the space, on a horizontal plane, in which my poetic intentions move. Upon this plane, trying to add another dimension, I attempt to erect my creative and imaginative possibilities....In some of these poems, written and published in Spain, the result of a determined desire to bear witness will have to be sought not in what the words say but in what they imply, in the spaces of shadow, of silence of anger, or of helplessness that they discover or uncover."Originally published in 1977.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Áspero Mundo / Harsh World
Cumpleaños / Birthday
Eso no es nada / That's Not Anything
Me falta una palabra . . . / I'm lacking one word...
Muerte en la tarde / Death in the Evening
A qué mirar . . . / Why look?...
Todos ustedes parecen felices... / You All Seem Happy
Adiós . . . / Farewell
Por aquí pasa un rio . . . / Through here a river passes
El otoño cruzaba . . . / Autumn sent . . .
Lluvia sobre la nieve en primavera / Rain upon the Snow in the Spring
Perros contra la Iuna . . . / Dogs against the moon . . .
Apoyas la mano . . . / You rest your hand . . .
Pájaros / Birds
Son las gaviotas, amor . . . / They are the seagulls, my love . . .
Milagro de la luz . . . / Miracle of light . . .
Bosque / Woods
Otro tiempo vendrá . . . / Another time will come . . .
El derrotado / The Defeated One
Yo mismo / I Myself
Mundo asombroso . . . / An astonishing world . . .
Si serenases. . . / If you composed . . .
Esperanza . . . / Hope . . .
El recuerdo / Memory
Crisis / Crisis
Sé Io que es esperar .../ I know what it's like to wait...
Ayer / Yesterday
Domingo / Sunday
El inviemo / Winter
Cumpleaños de amor/ Love's Birthday
Diciembre / December
Mendigo / Beggar
Carta sin despedida / Letter without Farewell
Símbolo / Symbol
Narración breve / Brief Narrative
Entreacto / Intermission
Pájaro enorme ... / Enormous bird .. .
Piedra rota / Broken Stone
Esperad que llegue / Wait for It to Come
Estío en Bidonville / Summerin the Slums
Prueba / Proof
Me basta así / That Is Enough for Me
Las palabras inútiles / Useless Words
Inventorio de lugares propicios al amor / Inventory of Places Propitious for Love
Plaza con torreones y palacios / Square with Towers and Palaces
Preámbulo a un silencio / Preamble to Silence
Vals de atardecer / Evening Waltz
Tango de madrugada / Tango of the Dawn
Canción para cantar una cancion / Song to Sing a Song
Qué Ie vamos a hacer / It's Hopeless
Letra para cantar un día domingo / Words to Be Sung on a Sunday
Ciudad cero / Zero City
Primera evocación / First Evocation
Siempre Io que quieras / Whatever You Want
Así nunca volvió a ser / It Was Never the Same Again
Empleo de la nostalgia / The Uses of Nostalgia
Quinteto enterramiento para cuerda en cementerio y piano rural / Funeral Quintet for Graveyard Strings and Country Piano
Realismo magico / Magic Realism
Ciencia aflicción / Science as Affliction
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Walsh, Donald D.
De Gruyter.
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