After the Classics

A translation into English of the selected verse of Vicent Andrés Estellés

Translated with an introduction and notes by
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This selection of the verse of Valencian poet Vicent Andres Estelles (1924-1993) is accompanied by a translation into English from the original Catalan. The format of an innovative dialogue with classical authors — a cornerstone of Estellesian expression — constitutes an ingenious invocation and parodic commentary on the output and ethos of the Latin poets Horace, Ovid, Virgil and Catullus, the medieval patriarch of Valencian letters Ausiàs March and the Renaissance Castilian poet, Garcilaso de la Vega. For Estellés, Octavian Rome provides a parallel to the Franco dictatorship and the historical framework surrounding these writers affords the neophyte an opportunity for ideological denunciation, creative wit and lyrical grace as well as righteous anger at the oppressive pettiness of life under autocracy. The translators have attempted to bring to an Anglophone readership the wealth of achievement of this writer who, despite the severity of fascist repression, sang and celebrated the experience of his own community through its own oppressed language.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Notes on the present edition and translation
ix–xi
Vicent Andrés Estellés: A voice from the edge
1–12
Estellés: the voice of a people
13–30
Horacianes: after Horace
31–74
The Exile of Ovid
75–124
After Virgil and Catullus
125–158
Ausiàs March: after the patriarch
159–200
After Garcilaso
201–236
Select bibliography
237–240
Index of first lines (abbreviated) and provenance of poems
241–242
Subjects

Linguistics

Romance linguistics

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DCF – Poetry by individual poets
BISAC Subject: LIT014000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013008938