The Poems of St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

The Poems of St. John of the Cross
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St. John of the Cross

Translated by John Frederick Nims
160 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1979
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780226401102 Published October 1995
San Juan de la Cruz, the great sixteenth-century Spanish mystic, is regarded by many as Spain's finest poet. Passionate, ecstatic, and spiritual, his poems are a blend of exquisite lyricism and profound mystical thought. In The Poems of St. John of the Cross John Frederick Nims presents his superlative translation of the complete poems, re-creating the religious fervor of St. John's art.

This dual-language edition makes available the original Spanish from the Codex of Sanlúcon de Barrameda with facing English translations. The work concludes with two essays—a critique of the poetry and a short piece on the Spanish text that appears alongside the translation—as well as brief notes on the individual poems.
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