Poesía moral (Polimnia)
Critical edition of the seventeenth-century Spanish poet's moral poetry: the Polimnia group of poems from his Poesíía moral.
`The clarity and intelligence with which both the poetry and the introductory material are presented make this book a useful tool for the scholar.' BARBARA MUJICAFrancisco de Quevedo, Spanish novelist, satirist and moralist of theseventeenth century, was also renowned as a poet. His sonnets on the vanity of life are perhaps his finest work in the genre. He grouped his poetry in categories corresponding to the nine muses, and this volume presents the Polimniagroup; the second muse, Polymnia, `sings moral poetry - which reveals and seeks to reform human customs'. Alfonso Rey's critical edition encompasses the one hundred and ten sonnets, one silva, and one epistle in tercetoswhich make up this group; he rigorously elucidates problems of textual criticism and transmission, and reveals the thematic and stylist homogeneity of the collection.
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Alofonso Reyes offers nothing as to the ideas, reaccionary for sure, of Quevedo.Maybe he doesn't feel that to be important for a bibliographer and arranger of manuscripts in what seems to be the Otis Green, Hispanic Review, Franophile tradition. Missing is the conflict of Spain's Golden Age with Quevedo the wannabe spokesperson of the right wing. o stars