Andalusian Poems

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Christopher Middleton, Leticia Garza-Falcón
D.R. Godine, Publisher, 1993 - Poetry - 86 pages
This stunning collection of poems opens up an entire world: the rich, virile, and highly literate Moslem culture of medieval Spain. This pioneering volume spans the full range of poetic emotion and enterprise, making this lost world of a millennium ago marvellously tangible, vivid and palpable. It pays special attention to the female poets, and to the evolution and meaning of the verse structures and songforms. This is a work of scholarly importance as well as a straightforward poetic pleasure.

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Christopher Middleton was born John Christopher Middleton in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 10, 1926. He served in the RAF from 1944 to 1948 and then attended Merton College, Oxford University. He was a professor of Germanic languages at the University of Texas, Austin. He was a poet, translator and essayist. His collections of poems included Torse 3 and Poems 2006-2009. He also translated numerous works from French, Swedish, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, and German. In 1962, he and Michael Hamburger edited Modern German Poetry, a bilingual anthology of German poetry from 1910-1960. He died on November 29, 2015 at the age of 89.

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