POEM OF THE CID by George--Ed. Economou

POEM OF THE CID

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Originally published by an obscure press, and long out of print, Blackburn's legendary translation of the great medieval Spanish epic (concerning the 11th-century military leader Roderigo D'az de Vivar) renders this tale of honor and heroism in the long-line, kinetic style of Charles Olson: idiomatic and idiosyncratic, Blackburn's Black Mountain version of this grand nationalist poem demands to be read aloud-which also helps to disguise its admitted liberties with the original.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Univ. of Oklahoma