Sunday, July 08, 2007

Book Queue

The Alhambra by Robert Irwin

The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon,

   by Donald Hall

Don Quixote: A New Translation by Edith Grossman

Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado

The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance,

    by Billy Collins and Edith Grossman


Talia said...

You're getting ready for Spain, I see.

Suzanne said...

All my life!

jenni said...

Yay! Books! Spain! Let me know if you like Hall's on Kenyon.

Suzanne said...

I will Jenni! xo

Pamela said...

I'm reading the Grossman right now--it's my poetry seminar for the MFA residency. I will share some notes notes on my blog when I get back if you'd like to see them. Lemme know.

Suzanne said...

I would love to see them Pamela, backchannel them to me when you get back. Thanks!

Lyle Daggett said...

I so much envy your traveling to Spain. One day, tal vez...

Don't know to what extent you've read Lorca -- I couldn't imagine going to Spain without having read him. A Collected Poems of Lorca was published a few years back, edited by Christopher Maurer, and a thick Selected Poems a few years before that, also edited by Maurer.

However I still prefer the older Selected Poems published in the 1950's by New Directions (edited by Donald Allen and Francisco Garcia Lorca -- Federico's brother). It's a smaller selection, but I generally like the translations better.

Another one about Spain I liked quite a bit is "The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain" by Maria Rosa Menocal.

Hope the trip is wonderful. Loved the Spain photos in your post just above this one.

Suzanne said...

Lyle, I love Lorca. Thank you for very much the recommends I will add them to the queue. I am excited to go -- a dream realized.