Cantar de mio Cid
One of the finest of epic poems, and the only one to have survived from medieval Spain, The Poem of the Cid recounts the adventures of the warlord and nobleman Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar - 'Mio Cid'. A forceful combination of heroic fiction and historical fact, the tale seethes with the restless, adventurous spirit of Castille, telling of the Cid's unjust banishment from the court of King Alfonso, his victorious campaigns in Valencia, and the crowning of his daughters as queens of Aragon and Navarre - the high point of his career as a warmonger. An epic that sings of universal human values, this is one of the greatest of all works of Spanish literature.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - William345 - LibraryThing
I came to this book by way of translator Merwin's many other marvelous translations. He also translated The Song of Roland, another tale of battle during the Age of Chivalry. So far in my reading I ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
I'm very fond of this work, and Mr. Merwin's verse translation. This is the heroic epic of the Spanish, and deserves a ringing vocal performance. There is not a great deal of real history in this poem ... Leer reseña completa