The Poems of St. John of the Cross, Edition 3  -     By: Saint John of the Cross
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The Poems of St. John of the Cross, Edition 3

University of Chicago Press / 1995 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.53 X 5.50 X 0.40 (inches)
ISBN: 0226401103
ISBN-13: 9780226401102

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San Juan de la Cruz, the great sixteenth-century Spanish mystic, is regarded by many as Spain's finest poet. Passionate, ecstatic, and spiritual, his poems are a blend of exquisite lyricism and profound mystical thought. In "The Poems of St. John of the Cross" John Frederick Nims presents his superlative translation of the complete poems, re-creating the religious fervor of St. John's art.
This dual-language edition makes available the original Spanish from the Codex of Sanlucon de Barrameda with facing English translations. The work concludes with two essays--a critique of the poetry and a short piece on the Spanish text that appears alongside the translation--as well as brief notes on the individual poems.

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