Destrucción O El Amor

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Susquehanna University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 274 pages
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Destruction or Love is the first complete English translation of one of the major works by Spanish Nobel Laureate Vicente Aleixandre. It conveys to English readers some of the syntactic inventiveness and suggestive imagery of the original, which became a landmark of twentieth-century European literature. Illustrated.
 

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Contents

Translators Preface
9
Jungle and Sea
17
No Do Not Seek
23
Symphonic Night
33
Nimble Sea
41
Mine
51
June
61
Will Not Live
69
Sadness or Bird
129
Black Heart
139
SlowMoving Moisture
147
Am Destiny
182
Sea on Land
193
Want to Tread
201
Cobra
211
Beetle
221

Rebellious Dawn
77
Landscape
83
For You Alive
91
Want to Know
99
Suspended Heart
105
Light
115
Human Voice
121
Stone Body
227
The Seas Daughter
235
Night
245
Total Love
253
Nudity
261
Death
271
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Vicente Aleixandre was born in Sevilla, Spain on April 26, 1898. He studied law at the University of Madrid and at the Madrid School of Economics, but beginning in 1925 he completely devoted himself to literature. He was a member of the Generation of 1927. His first book of poems, Ambit, appeared in 1928. In 1933, he received the National Literary Prize for his work La Destrucción o el Amor (Destruction or Love). After the Spanish Civil War, his work was banned by government censors for nearly five years. His other works include Sombra del Paraíso (Shadow of Paradise), Historia del Corazón (History of the Heart), En un Vasto Dominio (In a Vast Domain), Poemas de la Consumación (Poems of Consummation), and Diálogos del Conocimiento (Dialogues of Insight). He also published the prose work Los Encuentros (The Meetings). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. He died of a kidney disorder on December 14, 1984.

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