Platero and I

Sheer descriptive magic.” —Time “An exquisite book—rich, shimmering, truly incomparable.” —The New Yorker “This enchanting dialogue, or is it a monologue, between a man and his burro has been translated with great skill and ...

Platero and I

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595003451

Page: 200

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: “One of the great classics of modern Spanish literature. Sheer descriptive magic.” —Time “An exquisite book—rich, shimmering, truly incomparable.” —The New Yorker “This enchanting dialogue, or is it a monologue, between a man and his burro has been translated with great skill and sympathy.” —Winthrop Sargeant In this translated Spanish classic, Juan Ramón Jiménez tells his burro Platero about their native Andalusian village of Moguer. Their dialogue creates an evanescent portrait of provincial Spain—its streets, homes, animals, children, and eccentrics. With the pure-hearted, silent burro sometimes a witness, sometimes a participant, the routines of daily life take on a certain poignancy. Jiménez anxiously searches for and removes the long green thorn from Platero’s hoof, and the donkey tenderly nuzzles him. On their way home one evening, Platero brays to his girlfriend burro in a field and trots hesitatingly, unwillingly past. Together Platero and his master make friends with the parrot, belonging to a local French doctor, whose sole and frequent pronouncement is “Ce n’est rien.” Both prolific and profound, Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958) wrote over seventy books, winning the 1956 Nobel Prize in literature. He has been hailed by The New Republic as “not only the dean of Hispanic poets, but a pioneer and the source of all those who wrote in the Spanish tongue after him.” The translator, poet and scholar, Antonio de Nicolás, received his education in Spain, India and the United States. A prolific writer, he has contributed to learned journals, magazines and book reviews and has published a number of books.

Platero Y Yo Platero and I

Selections from a classic of world literature present a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain.

Platero Y Yo Platero and I

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618378388

Page: 47

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Selections from a classic of world literature present a picture of life in the town of Moguer, in Andalusia, Spain.

Platero and I Platero y yo

DIVThis is the only dual-language edition of Platero and I, a series of autobiographical prose poems about the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. Introduction, Explanatory Notes. /div

Platero and I Platero y yo

Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120430

Page: 192

View: 375

DIVThis is the only dual-language edition of Platero and I, a series of autobiographical prose poems about the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. Introduction, Explanatory Notes. /div

Platero Y Yo

A donkey and his master observe the beauty and tragedy of life in a Spanish village

Platero Y Yo

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292764798

Page: 218

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A donkey and his master observe the beauty and tragedy of life in a Spanish village

A Study Guide for Juan Ramon Jimenez s Platero and I

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

A Study Guide for Juan Ramon Jimenez s  Platero and I

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410355497

Page: 24

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A Study Guide for Juan Ramon Jimenez's "Platero and I," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Juan Ramon Jimenez Platero and I

Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1956 winner of the Nobel Prize, published Platero and I in 1914.

Juan Ramon Jimenez  Platero and I

Author: Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1800345046

Page:

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Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1956 winner of the Nobel Prize, published Platero and I in 1914. Like Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland , Platero and I is a book not only for children, but for adults as well. It is an allegory of the deepest human emotions.

Stories of Life and Death

" Feel sadness at the death of a village girl, empathy for the mother of a sailor lost at sea, and compassion for an angry man who gets drunk for the first time.The author creates an impressionistic landscape with subtle nuances of light ...

Stories of Life and Death

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595002692

Page: 224

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Over one hundred vignettes in Stories of Life and Death create haunting images of the author's favorite subjects: women in love, children coping with tragedy, eccentrics, the emotions of compassion, bitterness, envy and longing.Meet Mercedita Saro, the shy, perfectly-groomed beggar-child of the local drunk, whom Jimenez loves, protects, and treats with sweets, forbidden by her father. And Max, "the blue child," a West Indian boy traveling on the same ship as Jimenez to live with relatives in South America, who covered his black face with white powder "to look whiter to my brothers." See a woman in love, "white tender, bray, submissive, delicate." and the tiny ray of sun awakening a baby, which "has opened in his eyes a magic and flowery garden that holds him bewitched." Feel sadness at the death of a village girl, empathy for the mother of a sailor lost at sea, and compassion for an angry man who gets drunk for the first time.The author creates an impressionistic landscape with subtle nuances of light and shadow, leaving tantalizing ambiguities to be resolved only in the eye of the beholder.As might be assumed from the title bestowed on this work, Jimenez's prose and poetical observations of the world around him, previously encountered in Platero and I, take on a somewhat darker more transcendent hue in this further collection. Gone is the unifying theme of itinerant man and donkey, and the physical boundaries of time and space. Here Jimenez allows his poetic vision to sweep far and wide, distilling and concentrating his art into thumbnail sketches of such disparate characters among many are a beggar-girl, a grape-harvester, an elderly canary and even the moon itself. Prefaced by a scholarly introduction from the translator, this is a fine and sensitive translation which captures gloriously the sheer lyrical beauty of Jimenez's writing. British Bulletin of Publications

God Desired and Desiring

The development of my poetry has been and is the development of an encounter with an idea about God, the great Spanish poet and Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez wrote several years before his death.

God Desired and Desiring

Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595002609

Page: 156

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The development of my poetry has been and is the development of an encounter with an idea about God, the great Spanish poet and Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez wrote several years before his death. An early twentieth-century pioneer in the use of free verse, Jiménez has always expressed himself through mystery and profundity. The author presents a fervent landscape of primordial imagery in an attempt to restore mystical poetry to its rightful place in literature and art. For anyone not familiar with the writings of this modern master, these austere and radiant poems, translated by the poet and scholar Antonio de Nicolás and presented alongside the original Spanish, will demonstrate why Jiménez is considered one of the masters of twentieth-century poetry. To what may this writing be compared? Whitman's 'Song of Myself' comes to mind, but it is not with any intention of taking away from Whitman's achievement that I declare a preference for the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez ... Louis Simpson, from the Introduction

Time and Space

That continuous poem is Time and Space the last book Jiménez wrote.

Time and Space

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595002625

Page: 204

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Written while in exile in the United States, Time and Space were originally intended to appear together in a single volume. Not until 1986, however, did they appear so in Spanish and not until 1988 were they published together in English. By presenting them together, Jiménez had wanted them to convey the same continuity of emotion, the same philosophical intensity, that he had experienced while writing them. All My Life, he wrote in his introduction, I have toyed with the idea of writing a continuous poem...with no concrete theme, sustained only by its own surprise, its rhythm, its discoveries, its light, its successive joys; that is, its intrinsic elements, its essence. That continuous poem is Time and Space the last book Jiménez wrote. Presented here in a bilingual edition, Time and Space will take readers of both English and Spanish on the longest and most sustained ride on the crest of poetry they will ever enjoy. The greatest poem in this Century... Octavio Paz Antonio T. de Nicolás, translator and editor of Time and Space is also widely known for his highly acclaimed translation of the Juan Ramón Jiménez classic, Platero and I, as well as many other works in Spanish. His first book of poetry, Remembering the God to Come, is also being published by iUniverse.com.

The Naked Book

Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Dennis Maloney.

The Naked Book

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN:

Page: 14

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Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Dennis Maloney.

Selected Poems

It is difficult to hang a label on Jimenez' work, for his influences were many and his output vast. These selected poems, published here in English and the original Spanish, give the reader a chance to explore this remarkable talent.

Selected Poems

Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez

Publisher: Aris & Phillips

ISBN: 0856687618

Page: 84

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Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956, yet his work remains far less well-known in the English-speaking world than it deserves. Jimenez was a prolific writer - his collected verse fills twenty volumes - and his early poems were first published whilst still in his teens. During the early twentieth century Jimenez wrote and published voraciously and was very active within Spanish-speaking literary circles. In 1939, he left Spain for America, eventually settling in Puerto Rica until his death in 1958. It is difficult to hang a label on Jimenez' work, for his influences were many and his output vast. These selected poems, published here in English and the original Spanish, give the reader a chance to explore this remarkable talent. Spanish text with facing-page translation."

Invisible Reality

The great Spanish poet Juan Ramn Jimnez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956, was a mystic as will as a poet, and the deep spirituality which infuses so much of his writing makes itself felt with special fervor throughout this ...

Invisible Reality

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462087302

Page: 304

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The great Spanish poet Juan Ramn Jimnez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956, was a mystic as will as a poet, and the deep spirituality which infuses so much of his writing makes itself felt with special fervor throughout this remarkable new collection of poems. Composed by Jimnez between the years 1917 to 1920, the works in this grouping vanished mysteriously, only to be rediscovered a half-century later among the authors private papers. Published in Spain for the first time in 1983, they appear now at last in a bilingual edition, the English lovingly rendered by the scholar and poet Antonio T. de Nicols, and introduced by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louis Simpson. This is a book of verse for the poet in all of usit sings of the invisible realities which we carry in our hearts and which carry us through a life filled with symbols, toil and beauty. Juan Ramn Jimnez, an early twentieth century pioneer in the use of free verse and author of over 70 books has been hailed by The New Republic as not only the dean of Hispanic poets, but the pioneer and the source of all those who wrote in the Spanish tongue after him. Antonio T. de Nicols is widely known for his translation of the Jimnez classic, Platero and I, which will also be republished through iUniverse.com.