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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 166


Sep 5, 2023

St. John of the Cross isn’t solely one of many
Church’s biggest mystics, but additionally probably the most necessary
figures within the Spanish poetic custom. A brand new ebook of translations
of St. John’s poems, introduced into English by modern bilingual
poet Rhina Espaillat, provides us an opportunity to find or rediscover
this singular non secular and creative grasp.

Carla Galdo joins the podcast to debate
Espaillat’s translations of St. John of the Cross. Evaluating them
with earlier translations by Roy Campbell (a buddy of Tolkien and
Lewis) offers alternative to focus on varied approaches and
issues in translating poetry. Carla and Thomas additionally talk about
frequent misconceptions concerning the darkish evening of the soul, and John’s
use of the traditional mystical symbolism of bride and bridegroom
representing the connection between the soul and God.


The Spring that Feeds the Torrent: Poems
by St. John of the Cross, Translated by Rhina P. Espaillat


St. John of the Cross: Poems, trans.
Roy Campbell https://clunymedia.com/merchandise/poems

Musical setting of “El
pastorcico” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se0fcCvKqzY

Effectively-Learn Mother https://wellreadmom.com

Donate at http://www.catholicculture.org/donate/audio

Go to Catholic Tradition’s web site for tons of
written content material, together with information, articles, liturgical yr data,
and an enormous library of paperwork: https://www.catholicculture.org


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