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Poema del Mio Cid (Clasicos Castalia) (Clasicos Castalia / Castalia… (edition 2003)

by Anónimo (Author), Ian Michael (Editor)

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From a legendary translator: a magnificent new rendering of Spain's national epic Venture into the heart of Islamic Spain in this vibrant, rollicking new translation of The Song of the Cid, the only surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the court of King Alfonso, the noble warrior Rodrigo Diaz, know as the Cid, sets out from Castile to restore his name. In a series of battles, he earns wealth and honor for his men and his king, as well as fame and admiration for himself. But it is in rescuing his daughters from their ill-suited marriages that the Cid faces the ultimate challenge to the medieval heroic ideal. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.… (more)
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Title:Poema del Mio Cid (Clasicos Castalia) (Clasicos Castalia / Castalia Classics) (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Anónimo (Author)
Other authors:Ian Michael (Editor)
Info:Castalia (2003), Edition: 2. ed, 452 pages
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An epic poem from the Middle Ages of Spain, this poem packs a decent punch. It is interesting to note that the academic information that is provided with this book provides a framework that can be used to properly glimpse into the understanding of why, and how, the poem was written. The supplementary information was great. The poem is missing some parts, and is in classical style, but it still has a cultured and intriguing flavour that makes it hard to set down before it is finished. I recommend this for all classics enthusiasts.

3.5 stars. ( )
  DanielSTJ | Oct 16, 2019 |
El Cantar de mio Cid es un cantar de gesta anónimo que relata hazañas heroicas inspiradas libremente en los últimos años de la vida del caballero castellano Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar el Campeador. La versión conservada fue compuesta, según la mayoría de la crítica actual, alrededor del año 1200.

Se trata de la primera obra poética extensa de la literatura española y el único cantar épico de la misma conservado casi completo; solo se han perdido la primera hoja del original y otras dos en el interior del códice, aunque el contenido de las lagunas existentes puede ser deducido de las prosificaciones cronísticas, en especial de la Crónica de veinte reyes. Además del Cantar de mio Cid, los otros tres textos de su género que han perdurado son: las Mocedades de Rodrigo —circa 1360—, con 1700 versos; el Cantar de Roncesvalles —ca. 1270—, un fragmento de unos 100 versos; y una corta inscripción de un templo románico, conocida como Epitafio épico del Cid —¿ca. 1400?—.

El poema consta de 3735 versos de extensión variable (anisosilábicos), aunque predominan los de catorce a dieciséis sílabas métricas, divididos en dos hemistiquios separados por cesura. La longitud de cada hemistiquio es normalmente de tres a once sílabas, y se considera unidad mínima de la prosodia del Cantar. Sus versos no se agrupan en estrofas, sino en tiradas; cada una es una serie sin número fijo de versos con una sola y misma rima asonante.

Se desconoce su título original, aunque probablemente se llamaría «gesta» o «cantar», términos con los que el autor describe la obra en los versos 1085 ("Aquí compieça la gesta de mio Çid el de Bivar", comienzo del segundo cantar) y 2276 ("las coplas deste cantar aquís van acabando", casi al fin del segundo), respectivamente
  Haijavivi | Jun 7, 2019 |
¡Texto hermoso y conmovedor! ( )
  LeoOrozco | Feb 26, 2019 |
El Mio Cid es desterrado de Castilla por el Rey Alfonso, el protagonista sufre diversos percances a lo largo de su aventura, los cuales le permiten avanzar en su acto heroico convirtiéndose en uno de los clásicos de la literatura española medieval.
  Carlu | Nov 19, 2018 |
With much "praise God!" and "so the lord willed," El Cid describes the story of "My Cid," who goes by many noble names, and his conquest of Moorish territory in Spain. Eventually he secures himself a kingdom and marries his daughter so two men who dishonor them. The third part of the tale is devoted to him getting his vengeance for his daughters. While the poem does tell a good story, I feel that it lacks any emotion outside of rage and piety. It is a work that has survived the test of time, however - perhaps in the original Spanish I would have a higher opinion of it. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
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Envió el rey D. Alfonso al Cid Ruy Díaz, a cobrar el tributo que debían pagarle cada año los reyes de Córdoba y Sevilla.
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