Longing, Selected Poems. Jaime Gil de Biedma.

Longing, Selected Poems

San Francisco: City Lights, (1993). 0872862771. Translated from the Spanish by James Nolan. Softcover. 8vo.116 pp. Very good to fine. Item #240
ISBN: 0872862771

"The poetry of Jaime Gil de Biedma, the most original and influential Spanish poet since the civil war, is finally, after years of censorship under Generalissimo Franco, reaching a huge audience in Spain. His poems capture the mood of post-civil-war Spain and of cosmopolitan Barcelona, where the poet belonged to a celebrated literary movement within the antifascist resistance. His poems are ironic and urban, satiric and sensually Mediterranean. The maudit poet profiled in his poetry - defiant, self-mocking, with a nostalgic tango in the background - has become a legendary figure in the long struggle of the Spanish to emerge from the dictatorship modern and free."

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