Andalusian Poems

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Christopher Middleton, Leticia Garza-Falcón
D.R. Godine, Publisher, 1993 - Poetry - 86 pages
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Elegantly and sparely designed and letterpress printed, the love and care lavished by Godine perfectly complement this exquisite collection of poems that open up the rich, intense, virile, and highly literate Moslem culture of medieval Spain. Translated from Spanish versions of the Arabic. For book lovers and poetry lovers--may they be the same. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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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