NEW LEAVES by Rosalía de Castro

Rosalía de Castro is a Galician poet, an important figure of the Romantic movement in Galicia, known as the Rexurdimento. Her poems are saturated with unsteady grief, they are an unusual mixture of nostalgia, longing and melancholy. She is the author of three emblematic books; the date of the dedication of the first – Galician Songs – is celebrated each year as the Day of Galician Literature. Her life was marked by poverty and sadness, so an empathy for poverty and helplessness is a strong theme in her poetry, as well as the protection of women’s rights. She died at the age of forty-eight. Her tomb is found in the Pantheon of Illustrious Galicians in Santiago de Compostela. In her second and final book in Galician, New Leaves, she speaks of the heart in pain, the pain that softens stones, love gentle and sad as the breath of an angel, the needle of anger, the woe that survives death, death as the only remedy for life.

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    This book is published in Bulgarian. View the Bulgarian page. View an English edition of the same book.


    ISBN: 978-954-384-078-6

    Publication Date: 17 July 2017

    Language: Bulgarian

    Paperback: 280 pages

    Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm