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The Resource Platero and I/, by Juan Ramón Jiménez ; translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres

Platero and I/, by Juan Ramón Jiménez ; translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres

Label
Platero and I/
Title
Platero and I/
Statement of responsibility
by Juan Ramón Jiménez ; translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Juan Ramon Jimenez, 1956 winner of the Nobel Prize, published Platero and I in 1914. Like Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland , Platero and I is a book not only for children, but for adults as well. It is an allegory of the deepest human emotions. As with Don Quixote , in the Spanish golden Age, Platero and I has become the classic of 20th century Spain. Known as the 'Andalucian elegy', it follows the journey of the author and his donkey Platero through the countryside of Moguer, birthplace of Juan Ramon Jimenez. In his review of this translation, John Dixon wrote: 'This translation reflects the spirit of the work as poetry, however, in the attention to detail and in the understanding that in such detail, in the individual words and the network of relations in which they are placed, lies the ability to capture the rhythmic harmonies of the original. If the often repeated debate as to the translatability or untranslatability of poetry has to be answered, then this translation, in every way comparable to a translation of poetry as far as approach is concerned, testifies to the fact that it can be done'. In her preface to this translation, Susan Bassnett writes: 'this translation is proof that an intrinsically Spanish book can be made accessible to readers from other cultural traditions'. Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres was brought up in the Valencian countryside, which helped him to understand the idyllic background in which Platero and I is set
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1881-1958
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Jiménez, Juan Ramón
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ortiz-Carboneres, Salvador
Series statement
Aris & Phillips Hispanic classics
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  • Authors
  • Donkeys
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Authors
  • Donkeys
  • Manners and customs
  • Spain
Label
Platero and I/, by Juan Ramón Jiménez ; translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197947537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource. (136 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781800345041
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
60001430812
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16xj996
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197947537
Label
Platero and I/, by Juan Ramón Jiménez ; translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197947537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource. (136 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781800345041
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
60001430812
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16xj996
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1197947537

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