Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fourth anthology published of Rosalía de Castro’s poetry

Edwin Mellen Press, who previously published two books of Galician literature in English, recently brought out a new anthology of Rosalía de Castro’s poetry, The Poetry and Prose of Rosalía de Castro: A Bilingual Facing Page Edition, edited and translated by John and Aileen Dever. Three anthologies of her poetry had appeared before this.

The Devers’ anthology contains a total of 103 poems from her three main books of poetry – Cantares gallegos, Follas novas and En las orillas del Sar – as well as short prose excerpts from Lieders, La hija del mar and Las literatas.

John Dever is emeritus professor of foreign languages and literature at Western Connecticut State University, while his daughter, Aileen Dever, is associate professor of modern languages at Quinnipiac University, also in Connecticut.

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