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Overview

In this translated Spanish classic, Juan Ramón Jiménez tells his burro Platero about their native Andalusian village of Moguer. Their dialogue creates an evanescent portrait of provincial Spain—its streets, homes, animals, children, and eccentrics. With the pure-hearted, silent burro sometimes a witness, sometimes a participant, the routines of daily life take on a certain poignancy. Jiménez anxiously searches for and removes the long green thorn from Platero's hoof, and the donkey tenderly nuzzles him. On their way home one evening, Platero brays to his girlfriend burro in a field and trots hesitatingly, unwillingly past. Together Platero and his master make friends with the parrot, belonging to a local French doctor, whose sole and frequent pronouncement is "Ce n'est rien."

"One of the great classics of modern Spanish literature. Sheer descriptive magic." (Time)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595003457
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/20/2000
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 198,709
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

  • Translator's Acknowledgments
  • Platero and I
  • List of Chapters
    • I. Platero
    • II. White Butterflies
    • III. Twilight Games
    • IV. Eclipse
    • V. Fear
    • VI. Kindergarten
    • VII. The Crazy-Man
    • VIII. Judas
    • IX. Early Figs
    • X. Angelus
    • XI. The Pit
    • XII. The Thorn
    • XIII. The Swallows
    • XIV. The Stable
    • XV. The Castrated Colt
    • XVI. The House across the Street
    • XVII. The Little Idiot
    • XVIII. The Ghost
    • XIX. Landscape in Scarlet
    • XX. The Parrot
    • XXI. The Roof
    • XXII. Return
    • XVIII. The Locked Gate
    • XXIV. Don José, the Curate
    • XXV. Spring
    • XXVI. The Cistern
    • XXVII. The Mangy Dog
    • XXVIII. The Pool
    • XXIX. April Idyl
    • XXX. The Canary's Flight
    • XXXI. The Devil
    • XXXII. Liberty
    • XXXIII. The Romanies
    • XXXIV. The Sweetheart
    • XXXV. The Leech
    • XXXVI. The Three Old Women
    • XXXVII. The Cart
    • XXXVIII. Bread
    • XXXIX. Aglaia
    • XL. The Corona Pine
    • XLI. Darbón
    • XLII. The Child and the Water
    • XLIII. Friendship
    • XLIV. Lullaby
    • XLV. The Tree in the Yard
    • XLVI. The Consumptive Girl
    • XLVII. Benediction
    • XLVIII. Ronsard
    • XLIX. Peep Show
    • L. Wayside Flower
    • LI. Lord
    • LII. The Well
    • LIII. Peaches
    • LIV. The Kick
    • LV. Assography
    • LVI. Corpus Christi
    • LVII. Promenade
    • LVIII. The Cockfight
    • LIX. Nightfall
    • LX. The Stamp
    • LXI. The Mother Dog
    • LXII. She and We
    • LXIII. Sparrows
    • LXIV. Frasco Vélez
    • LXV. Summer
    • LXVI. Forest Fire
    • LXVII. The Brook
    • LXVIII. Sunday
    • LXIX. The Cricket's Song
    • LXX. Bullfight
    • LXXI. Storm
    • LXXII. Wine Harvest
    • LXXIII. Nocturne
    • LXXIV. Sarito
    • LXXV. Last Siesta
    • LXXVI. Fireworks
    • LXXVII. The Orchard
    • LXXVIII. The Moon
    • LXXIX. Play
    • LXXX. Wild Geese
    • LXXXI. The Little Girl
    • LXXXII. The Shepherd
    • LXXXIII. The Canary Dies
    • LXXXIV. The Hill
    • LXXXV. Autumn
    • LXXXVI. The Captive Dog
    • LXXXVII. The Greek Turtle
    • LXXXVIII. October Afternoon
    • LXXXIX. Antonia
    • XC. The Forgotten Grape Cluster
    • XCI. Admiral
    • XCII. Vignette
    • XLIII. Fish Scale
    • XCIV. Pinito
    • XCV. The River
    • XCVI. The Pomegranate
    • XCVii. The Old Cemetery
    • XLVIII. Lipiani
    • XCIX. The Castle
    • C. The Old Bull Ring
    • CI. Echo
    • CII. Fright
    • CIII. The Old Fountain
    • CIV. The Road
    • CV. Pine Nuts
    • CVI. The Runaway Bull
    • CVII. November Idyl
    • CVIII. The White Mare
    • CIX. Charivari
    • CX. The Gypsies
    • CXI. The Flame
    • CXII. Convalescence
    • CXIII. The Old Donkey
    • CXIV. Dawn
    • CXV. Small Flowers
    • CXVI. Christmas
    • CXVII. Ribera Street
    • CXVIII. Rainy Season
    • CXIX. She-Ass's Milk
    • CXX. Clear Night
    • CXXI. The Wreath of Parsley
    • CXXII. The Wise Men
    • CXXIII. Mons-Urium
    • CXXIV. Wine
    • CXXV. The Fable
    • CXXVI. Carnival
    • CXXVII. León
    • CXXVIII. The Windmill
    • CXXIX. The Tower
    • CXXX. The Sand-Dealer's Donkeys
    • CXXXI. Madrigal
    • CXXXII. Death
    • CXXXIII. Nostalgia
    • CXXXIV. The Sawhorse
    • CXXXV. Melancholy
    • CXXXVI. To Platero in the Heaven of Moguer
    • CXXXVII. Cardboard Platero
    • CXXXVIII. To Platero, en su Tierra

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