Selected Poems by Rosalia De Castro

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This selection covers the author's work in both of her languages - her native Galego (Galician) and also Castilian Spanish. A revolutionary figure in both languages, albeit for different reasons, her work is an essential stepping-stone on the way to 20th-century Spanish poetry, and - in Galician - the beginnings of modern poetry in the language. Much misunderstood and indeed under-rated in her time - above all by the major (male) Castilian poets - she came to be viewed in the 20th century as a major figure by poets such as Lorca and Cernuda. This is the first major collection of her work in English. Michael Smith is well-known for his work translating from Spanish - Vallejo (for Shearsman Books), Miguel Hernández, García Lorca, Neruda, Machado, Góngora, Quevedo and many others.
 

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Michael Smith was born on September 1, 1942 in Dublin, Ireland. He was a poet, publisher, and translator. His collections of poetry include Times and Locations, Collected Poems, and Prayers for the Dead. In 1967, he co-founded the small publishing house New Writers' Press, which revived the work and reputations of a number of Irish poets of the 1930s. He was founder and editor of the literary magazine The Lace Curtain. He was a translator of Spanish and Latin American poetry. He received the European Academy Medal for distinguished work in translation in 2001. He died on November 18, 2014 at the age of 72.
 
Published March 1, 1974 by Gallery Books,Ireland. 100 pages
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