Desolation of the Chimera download epub
by Luis Cernuda,Stephen Kessler
by Luis Cernuda (Author), Stephen Kessler (Translator).
by Luis Cernuda (Author), Stephen Kessler (Translator). Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) was a leading member of Spain's legendary Generation of 1927-Lorca, Alberti, Aleixandre, Guillén, Salinas, Buñuel, Dalí, et al. He left Spain during the Civil War in 1938 and never returned, teaching first in Great Britain and then in Massachusetts before settling in Mexico in 1952.
Desolation of the Chimera - The whole day's heat, distilled. Used by permission of White Pine Press. When moonlight touches The Chimera, it seems to come alive with a sob, A moan that rises not from the ruin But from the centuries rooted inside it, immortally Crying over not being able to die, as the forms That man gives life to always die. Dying is hard, But not being able to die, if everything dies, Is perhaps harder still. The Chimera murmurs at the moon And its voice is so sweet it eases its desolation. No victims, no lovers.
Desolation of the Chimera book. Cernuda was one of the more prominent avant-garde poets that emerged out of Spain in the period before the Civil War and World War II. Moreso, he was openly gay and hailed as one of the most pivotal poets in his country. This collection features verse after his emigration up until his death.
He is the author of eight books and chapbooks of original poetry, most recently Burning Daylight (Littoral Press), and more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction in translation.
Mute, in darkness, the Chimera seems to have retreated Into the ancestral night of primal Chaos; But neither gods, nor men, nor their creations Are ever nullified .
Mute, in darkness, the Chimera seems to have retreated Into the ancestral night of primal Chaos; But neither gods, nor men, nor their creations Are ever nullified once they've been; they must exist Until the bitter end, disappearing into the dust. Immobile, sad, the noseless Chimera can smell The freshness of dawn, dawn of another day When death will not have pity on it, But its desolate existence will continue. Poems by Luis Cernuda : 4, 12. prev.
Stephen Kessler is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently Where Was I? (prose poems, Greenhouse .
In this video from Poets Forum 2010, Stephen Kessler-winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award-reads from her translation of Luis Cernuda's Desolation of the Chimera. For highest quality playback, change your YouTube quality settings (the gear icon) to 720p HD. Appears on these pages.
Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) was a leading member of Spain’s fabled .
Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) was a leading member of Spain’s fabled Generation of 1927. In 1938, during the civil war, he left the country, never to return. He lived in Great Britain for most of the next decade, migrated to New England, where he taught at Mount Holyoke College, and spent the last eleven years of his life in Mexico. In the 1961-62 academic year he taught literature at San Francisco State, and in 1962-63 at UCLA. Forbidden Pleasures: New Selected Poems is Stephen Kessler’s generous selection from Cernuda’s work up to 1950, to complement his earlier translations of Desolation of the Chimera: Last Poems and Written in Water: Prose Poems.
Stephen Kessler’s most recent books include Burning Daylight (poems), Desolation of the Chimera by Luis Cernuda (translation), and Moving Targets: On Poets, Poetry & Translation (essays).
Luis Cernuda Bidón (September 21, 1902 – November 5, 1963) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK to deliver some lectures and this became the start of an exile that. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK to deliver some lectures and this became the start of an exile that lasted till the end of his life. He taught in the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge before moving in 1947 to the US. In the 1950s he moved to Mexico.
“In these memories and landscapes, in these notes toward the history of his sensibility, there is great objectivity: the poet attempts only to illuminate, with an almost impersonal light, something very personal: a few moments of his life.”—Octavio Paz
Written between 1950 and 1962, the poems in this bilingual collection amount to the final poetic testament of one of Spain’s most important twentieth-century poets.
Luis Cernuda (1902–1963) was a leading member of Spain’s legendary Generation of 1927. He left Spain during the civil war in 1938 and never returned.
Stephen Kessler is a poet, translator, essayist, and editor.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: White Pine Press; Bilingual edition (June 1, 2009)
Pages: 208 pages