This Guide takes you through the Dedication and the first two hundred or so lines of Luis de Góngora’s Soledad Primera. The poem is presented by pages. A Poetics Sacralized: Luis de Góngora s ” Soledades ” 5 living in the Americas who led this revival of gongorism; it was the crio- llos and mestizos, the men. Among scholars of Spanish Baroque poetry, the dominant opinion has been that the writer Luis de Góngora was silent, indifferent, or even.

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I think the first Solitude might be my favorite epic poem. Vongora que estos tres textos son mis favoritos Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

For more information, visit our inspection copies page. To ask other readers questions about Soledadesplease sign up. Some seemed unnecessary – Sisyphus and Bacchus are pretty well known, right?

The poem’s hyper-baroque syntax forces you to process its imagery in such a way that, in order to understand Gongora’s meaning, you have to engage with his language in extremely unusual ways.

Aspects of Góngora’s ‘Soledades’

At its most abstract, it remains centered on the most concrete human experiences: Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. Truly a brilliant poet. This is required reading for lovers of the written word. If you have soledqdes knowledge, then you will be amazed that Gongora is so little known outside of Spain.

It is there to be evoked for its own sake in the most rarefied, figurative, sensuous language because language itself, not its emotive gongorra or expressive content, is the intrinsic aesthetic component of poetry.


Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Most are very helpful, as it often not remotely obvious what Gongora is referring to. Contact Contact Us Help.

Gongora: Soledades

Gongora loves crystals and nymphs from Greek myth, both of which recur constantly. His allusions to mythology, his descriptions of pastoral life and seaside scenes, they spoke to me.

Wonder is mute, it speaks by being silent, and, blind, it follows a river, that-shining child of those precipices– in gonora discourse, and digressive, benevolent it tyrannizes the fields; with its banks ornamented by fruit trees, Copia herself desires it for her horn -if the creature of Amalthea had been armed with crystal transparency-; setting edifices in its silver, crowning itself with walls, it embraces, imprisons gognora, from the high grotto where it first breaks free to the opaque jasper waters deep where pride is lost and memory hides away.

Fusing epic and pastoral, the poem describes a journey through the countryside and contrasts the beauty of nature and of the rural crafts and customs with the vices of court, soledaces greed and colonial exploitation.

Soledades by Luis de Góngora

Refresh and try again. Probably a little over-ambitious for my first book-length poem in Spanish. Yacen ahora, y sus desnudas piedras Visten piadosas yedras: As the Soledades circulated in manuscript form during the s and s, some peninsular writers took an active but limited interest in imitating and reworking the poem’s language and themes.

Beverly rated it it was amazing Aug 10, The language is haunting and elusive, but never distant. Return to Book Page.


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You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. I feel like I spent so much time trying to unravel thes Let me start off by saying that well before gongoda even the first Soledad there are twoI knew I would have to go back and re-read these poems which I intend to do.

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Victor Cioban rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Feb 04, Francisco rated it it was amazing Shelves: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the gojgora Mythology sings throughout nearly ever stanza. He has inherited the vestments of the ancient Greek poets. In effect, despite the support of a small constellation of poets and apologists, gongorism was widely seen as a pernicious literary idiom, a diabolic babel, and a “foreign” discourse associated with themes that undermined Christianity and, consequently, Spanish identity.

Sadly, the only Spanish I know is some swearing.

Gongora: Soledades (Spanish Texts) Luis de Gongora: Bristol Classical Press

The pleasure was in the imagery rather than the assonance, I think. Hence the required re-reading. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ian Lepine rated it it was amazing Jan 05,

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