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The Lay of the Cid by [Cid, ca]
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1802-1881

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 274 KB
  • Print Length: 81 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1512372633
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (1 July 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JQUHIK
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jun. 2011
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This is the 1919 English translation of 'Cantar del mio Cid' by R Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon. Probably not very often read in this country a lot of people will know who the Cid was due to the film, El Cid [DVD]. El Cid literally means The Lord, or The Master, and he was a very real person, although it should be pointed out that this poem as such doesn't follow him fully on all his exploits.

As was the custom of the time this can be seen more of a court poem dealing with the relationship between the Cid, and the then king, Alfonso VI. This translation rhymes, and is thus very easy to read, and it is probably Spain's greatest epic poem of the age.

If you don't normally read Medieval works this one may appeal to you; as I have pointed out this translation does rhyme, and it is still a good read. Probably not on the top of your books to read list you may just find yourself absorbed in this, and enjoy it. I have been meaning to get a copy of this for sometime, so I was more than pleased to find this one, that is a give away. The poem is all here and properly formatted, the only problem as such is that the introduction isn't formatted properly, and is itself set out in verse format, however it is still readable.
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Ido not know how true the translation into English is compared with the original, but the Lay reads easily. Forget the film, el Cid was a real man not a saint, who fought for Christian and Moor alike but mostly for himself. The Lay is a folk poem composed sometime after his death and contains some truth and a lot of myth. Interesting to read between the lines
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not used but quickly recevid
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Great book.many thanks
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