Quevedo: Selected Sonnets

Quevedo, Francisco de (1580–1645), translated by Kline, A. S. (contact-email)

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Francisco de Quevedo (1580 –1645) was one of the most prominent poets of Spain’s Golden Age in literature. His style is characterized by conceptismo, in contrast to Góngora’s culteranismo, the former based on the skilful association of concepts and ideas, subtlety being sought through compression and artifice; the latter primarily concerned with formal beauty, sensory richness, and ornamentation. The poems of the two collections represented here, Las tres musas últimas castellanas: The three last Castilian Muses and El Parnaso español: The Spanish Parnassus were published posthumously.

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Kline, A. S.

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