Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses

Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses

A collection of poems that constitutes a spiritual autobiography of Jose Marti, the renowned Cuban poet, philosopher, and patriot....

Title:Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses
Edition Language:Spanish
ISBN:9781558852044
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    Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses Reviews

  • Krista Baetiong Tungol

    I’ve read a handful of José Martí’s poems in the past (particularly those depicting his love of country and fight for independence), quoted a great deal of them in several of my Facebook posts, ...

  • Bárbara

    Versos sencillos is one of the greatest classics of Spanish poetry but there is nothing "musty" about it. It is always fresh and new. Contrary to what the previous reviewer opined, there is nothing "m...

  • Maria

    This poem is great but the translation often fails to capture the sense of the original as well as sticking slavishly to a maladroit rhyme scheme. For that I have given this book four and not five sta...

  • Reading and Living

    Fue lindo encontrar en este libro tanto a versos populares pero de los cuales yo desconocía el autor. ...

  • ERNESTO

    Sintesis de humanismo, amor y candidez, así califiqué las cualidades de los Versos Sencillos de José Martí, al leerlos por primera vez en mi etapa infantil. Aquella Rosa Blanca cultivada en Julio ...

  • Caroline

    The five stars are for the original; the translation is a good example of how trying to hold to the form of the original can be a very bad idea. The rhyme scheme is retained, but at the cost of convol...

  • Pablo Gómez-Abajo

    Me ha gustado mucho esta obra de José Martí. He disfrutado leyendo estos versos sencillos. Martí maneja un lenguaje sencillo y un vocabulario muy rico. Es la primera obra que leo de este autor, y c...

  • Juan Pablo

    No me pongan en lo oscuroA morir como un traidor¡Yo soy bueno, y como buenoMoriré de cara al sol!...

  • Laura Reader

    XXXIX"Cultivo una rosa blanca,En julio como en enero,Para el amigo sinceroQue me da su mano franca.Y para el cruel que me arrancaEl corazón con que vivo,Cardo ni oruga cultivo:Cultivo la rosa blanca....

  • Hanna

    I love José Martí's poems, but what dedtroyed the reading of this a bit for me were the translations which I at times felt took too many liberties from the originals....