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The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition (Penguin Classics) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – January 8, 1985


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  • Series: Penguin Classics
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Dual Language edition (January 8, 1985)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0140444467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140444469
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rita Hamilton read Spanish at King's College, London and held various academic positions at the university, finally becoming a Fellow in 1973. She died in 1982. Janet Perry studied Spanish, French and German, becoming a Lecturer at King's College, London in 1921, a post she held for twenty-three years. She died in 1958. Ian Michael is a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford and King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies for the University. Rita Hamilton read Spanish at King's College, London and held various academic positions at the university, finally becoming a Fellow in 1973. She died in 1982. Janet Perry studied Spanish, French and German, becoming a Lecturer at King's College, London in 1921, a post she held for twenty-three years. She died in 1958. Ian Michael is a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford and King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies for the University.

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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Glenn McDorman on February 6, 2003
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This edition of The Poem of the Cid is truly wonderful. For starters, it is a bilingual edition, presenting the reader with the original medieval Spanish text. The translation itself is highly readable. The humour and tension in particular scenes shine in this translation.
The story itself is also marvelous. We get a wonderful sense of the confusion and ambiguities of the feudal society. The uniqueness of the Spanish feudal experience comes through brilliantly. The Muslims are dealt with with more accuracy and tolerance than in any other work of medieval literature. The two Jewish characters in the poem -- moneylenders -- are presented without scorn. Indeed, it is the Frankish (probably Norman) count of Barcelona who is portrayed as the moronic outsider. There is much excellent description of medieval warfare, clothing, hommage ceremonies, and use of money, but most enlightening part of the story is the long trial scene.
The poem is short, with a fast-paced and coherent plot. It is very easy to read this in one sitting because it is so gripping.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Zayas' sister on September 27, 2007
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This dual language book is excellent for teaching the Cid to English speaking students, providing the necessary back up to the medieval Castillian that is difficult for undergraduates. The introductory materials provide all the necessary background from a literary, historical and linguistic perspective.
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This is a wonderful book! I have never read El poema de mío Cid but have always wanted to, and this book made it possible. The translation is close enough to the original that one can easily go back and forth to clear up any doubts, but English enough to be read fluently.

The introduction and notes are both scholarly and well-written. I found them extremely informative.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Martens on June 9, 2012
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I had to purchase this for a class I was taking on Medieval Europe. I will confess, I usually never read any of the assigned texts for classes i take, preferring to take notes from lecture (I find textbooks boring but enjoy learning from the Professor's lecture). I thought I would give this short tale a try, since it was so short. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the story was. I was amazed at how old this story was and at how well it held my interest. Well worth the read - after all, it's a short book.
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11 of 20 people found the following review helpful By frumiousb VINE VOICE on March 24, 2008
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When I was hiking in northern Spain, I kept seeing references to the Cid. This made me want to give The Poem of the Cid a try. Unfortunately, at least for me, this bilingual edition of the poem did not feel as though it could possibly have done justice to the work.

I have the feeling that the English translation was largely written to support students who are reading the Spanish version. I am sure that it is technically quite competent. As a reader who was not interested in the Spanish, I found that the translation lacked all poetry. It was spare to the point of plain and not particularly easy to read. Although I got the bare bones of the material, I had no feeling for the work as a reading experience.

I do not speak Spanish well enough to have any idea whether or not the translated is to be recommended for its faithfulness to the original text. I can say that if, like me, you are a more casual reader who is looking for the story I would not recommend this version. If I had to do it over again, I would pick up any of the many other versions that are available.
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