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Six poets of the ‘Generación del 27' selected anthology in English translation, with introductions to the poets

Pros Carey, Laura (2010) Six poets of the ‘Generación del 27' selected anthology in English translation, with introductions to the poets. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The ‘Poetas del 27’, from an early stage of their development, shared an awareness of their place in the history of Spanish poetry. Their friendship, enthusiasms and respect for one another’s writing brought them close together and led them to develop a similar critical understanding and appreciation of the tradition and of modernity. In the general introduction I refer to the events that united them: their reappraisal of the poetry of Luis de Góngora, the poetry anthologies and magazines they contributed to and their rejection of the many poetic credos of the time, their association with Madrid’s ‘Residencia de Estudiantes’, and much else. They were steeped in the Spanish literary tradition, both the popular (poesía popular and cante jondo), and the classical (Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Garcilaso de la Vega, San Juan de la Cruz, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and others). They had also read and assimilated the poetry and prose works of their contemporaries, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Ramón Jiménez and Antonio Machado, whose poetry I also consider in the context of their development. I limit this study to the work of Pedro Salinas, Jorge Guillén, Emilio Prados, Rafael Alberti, Luis Cernuda and Manuel Altolaguirre. In the individual introductions I consider the work of each author in detail, from the period that preceded the Spanish civil war (1936 – 1939), through their dispersion and contact with languages and cultures different from the peninsular Spanish. Each introduction is followed by a selection of poems from the full trajectory of their work, presented alongside my English translation. I conclude with a detailed bibliography.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available once any embargo periods have expired
Keywords: ‘Poetas del 27’, poetry, translation, spanish,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Supervisor's Name: Schmidt, Professor Michael
Date of Award: 2010
Embargo Date: 28 September 2013
Depositing User: Ms Laura Pros Carey
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-2131
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:51
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2131

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