The poems of Saint John of the Cross.

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Indiana University Press , Bloomington
John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591 -- Translations into En
StatementEnglish versions and introd. by Willis Barnstone.
ContributionsBarnstone, Willis, 1927- comp.
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LC ClassificationsPQ6400.J8 A17 1968b
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Pagination124 p.
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Open LibraryOL5607278M
LC Control Number68014597

John of the Cross is considered one of Spanish literature’s most important poets, and his works have been translated many times since his death. In the 20th century, poets John Frederick Nims and Willis Barnstone translated the poetry of St.

John of the Cross into English. Poems by This Poet. Appeared in Poetry Magazine. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) did not write many poems, or, if he did, he took little care to preserve them. Barnstone, in his introduction, thus likens St. John of the Cross to Emily Dickinson, who likewise did not seek widespread distribution of her poetry in her lifetime/5(9).

Saint John of the Cross, in spanish: San Juan de la Cruz ( – ), was spanish mystic, a roman catholic saint, a carmelite friar and a priest who was born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.

He is also known for his writings. Both his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature and one of the peaks of all Spanish literature. His Author: John of The Cross. THE POEMS PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION The poems of San Juan de la Cruz have now been with me for over a quarter of a century.

The first of these ed in Poetry in '1. The complete poems were published in and (revised) in Here they are again, with the greatest of them again reworked, in a way which I hope brings. In The Poems of St. John of the Cross John Frederick Nims presents his superlative translation of the complete poems, re-creating the religious fervor of St.

John's art. This dual-language edition makes available the original Spanish from the Codex of Sanlúcon de Barrameda with facing English translations/5(14). John of the Cross, Saint, Poems of Saint John of the Cross. Bloomington, Indiana University Press [] (OCoLC) Named Person: John of the Cross, Saint; John of the Cross, Saint; John of the Cross, Saint: Document Type: Book: All Authors.

Many regard the work of Saint John of the Cross (), the 16th century mystic, to be among the finest poetry Spain has produced. Most of these poems were written during a period of nine months, in –78, when Saint John (San Juan de la Cruz) was imprisoned and tortured in the dungeon of a small Carmelite monastery in Toledo, and their recurrant motifs are both metaphysical and deeply.

A strange phenomenon, for which no satisfactory explanation has been given, has frequently been observed in connexion with the relics of St. John of the Cross: Francis de Yepes, the brother of the saint, and after him many other persons have noticed the appearance in his relics of images of Christ on the Cross, the Blessed Virgin, St.

Elias, St. The Works of Saint John of the Cross The three most noted The poems of Saint John of the Cross. book of St. John follow below. First is “The Dark Night of the Soul,” which is about the experience of spiritual desolation, of feeling abandoned and rejected by God, and why this is for some Christians a means by which God increases our faith in Him, and about the Christian walk.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The Complete Poems of Saint John of the Cross book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : San Juan de la Cruz (English: St.

John of the Cross), born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, was a major Counter-Reformation figure, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar & priest. He was a reformer of the Carmelite Order & is considered, along with St Teresa of Ávila, as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites/5.

The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St. The poems of St.

John of the Cross User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. John of the Cross, a 16th-century mystic, wrote a small body of poems, many of them while he was imprisoned for his involvement in St. Teresa of Avila's monastic reform movement. A friendly jailer Read full reviewReviews: 1. Read all poems of St John of the Cross and infos about St John of the Cross.

John of the Cross stands as one of the most important mystical philosophers in Christian history. He was born at Hontoveros, Old Castile, 24 June, ; died at Ubeda, Andalusia, 14 Dec., The Poems of St.

John of the Cross: New English Versions by St. John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Poem Hunter all poems of by St John of the Cross poems.

1 poems of St John of the Cross. Phenomenal Woman, Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams. John of the Cross (Spanish: Juan de la Cruz; – 14 December ), Carmelite friar and priest of converso origin, is a major figure of the Spanish Counter-Reformation, a mystic and Roman Catholic is one of thirty-six Doctors of the Church.

John of the Cross is known especially for his writings. He was mentored by and corresponded with the older Carmelite, Teresa of ied: 25 January by Pope Clement X. Acceptable. The Poems of St. John of the Cross by St. John of the Cross.

Binding: Paperback. Weight: Lbs. Product Group: Book. Istextbook: No. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text/5().

The allegory the poet uses is that of earthly love, and the poems are strikingly effective on the immediate level of personal experience, quite apart from their theological meanings. Many critics regard the work of Saint John of the Cross (), the 16th-century mystic, to be among the finest poetry Spain has produced.2/5(1).

The Poetry of St. John of the Cross Two poems by the Spanish mystic who found meaning in the 'dark night of the soul.' Beliefnet Stanzas Of The Soul 1. One dark night, fired with love's urgent. The Matrix Poems of St John of the Cross Philip Harvey The printed book was the marvellous invention that had helped transform European cultural life and was one of the crucial media forms that brought on the Reformation of the Western Church.

John himself would have lived in a world in which manuscripts and the spoken word were still very. The complete works of Saint John of the Cross, of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by John of the Cross, Saint, ; Lewis, David, Publication date Topics Catholic Church, Theology -- Collected works 16th century Publisher London: Longmans, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green.

The Poetry of St. John of the Cross includes 25 of his most inspirational poems including What is Grace, By the Waters of Babylon, My Soul is a Candle, Within the Trinity and more. John of the Cross was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Brand: Bottom of the Hill Publishing.

by St John of the Cross The Dark Night narrates the journey of the soul from her bodily home to her union with God.

It happens during the night, which represents the hardships and difficulties she meets in detachment from the world and reaching the light of the union with the Creator. The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions.

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John of the Cross, translated by Ken Krabbenhoft, disappoints on two levels: the work itself and the translation.

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More than half the work consists of paraphrases of or embellishments on the Scriptures: Cántico espiritual (Spiritual canticle)makes a hash of the Song of Solomon; En una noche oscura (On a dark night), also imitative of the Song of Solomon, is a bit more graceful Reviews: John of the Cross dies.

by the light of a three-inch hole high in the wall, John wrote his two greatest poems, "Cantico Espiritual" (Spiritual Canticle, ) and "Noche Oscura del Alma" (Dark. Saint John of the Cross. K likes. Born Juan de Yepes Alvarez at Fontiveros near Avila (06/24/ – 12/14/), major figure of the Catholic Reformation, Spanish mystic, with St.

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Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D. London, Sheed and Ward, 3 vols. H.—E. Allison Peers: Handbook to the Life and Times of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. London, Burns Oates and Washbourne, LL.—File Size: KB.Many critics regard the work of Saint John of the Cross (), the 16th-century mystic, to be among the finest poetry Spain has produced.

This bilingual edition, the first in modern English, was originally published in hard cover in by the Indiana University : New Directions.From the DJ: "Long recognized as one of the world's supreme lyric poets, St.

John of the Cross, was a poor peasant who became a monk. The mysticism of St. John rises out of the nature of human love. For this Spanish poet, the language of human passion became the metaphor for divine love.".