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Soledad Fox: Luis de Góngora, 13 December 2007

Selected Poems of Luis de Góngora 
edited and translated by John Dent-Young.
Chicago, 270 pp., £19, June 2007, 978 0 226 14059 9
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... in a sonnet as ‘un positivo padre azafranado’, or ‘an intransigent ginger Jesuit’, as John Dent-Young translates it in his new bilingual Selected Poems. The taint of immorality has long been forgotten, but Góngora’s work has never quite recovered from another accusation: that it is incomprehensible. He was born of a noble family in ...

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