A Bilingual Edition of Poems by St. John of the Cross: Spiritual Songs and Ballads
By: Kenneth Canatsey (translator)Hardback
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This title has facing page translations of the great 16th-century Spanish mystic St John of the Cross. The preface and introduction contain biographical material and contextual information. The volume also includes poems attributed to St John of the Cross, but questioned by many critics, many of them translated here into English for the first time.
After graduating from UCSB with a BA in English, the author traveled in Europe, living on the island of Ibiza, Spain, working on an Israeli kibbutz, and teaching English as a second language in Greece and Nepal. Returning to California, he worked at a number of jobs, studied to become a registered nurse, and now cares for veterans at a hospital in Los Angeles. He previous books of poetry, Blessed by the Anawim (2002) and The Daimon Call (1999), were published by Mellen Poetry Press. Non-fiction articles have appeared in professional journals such as Issues in Mental Health Nursing and Journal of Psychosocial Nursing.
Preface by Dr. Angelo DiSalvo; Introduction; The Spiritual Canticle; The Dark Night; Mystical Songs; "Super Flumina Babylonis"; Ballads and Comments on the Divine; Christmas Carols and Apothegms; Poems Attributed to St. John of the Cross
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