Las Soledades de Luis de Gongora Argote

A Guide into the Soledades

by Professor A.K.G.Paterson

This Guide takes you through the Dedication and the first two hundred or so lines of Luis de Góngora's Soledad Primera. The poem is presented by pages. You will find various documents accompanying each page: one gives extracts from the indispensable prose version by the twentieth-century academic and poet Dámaso Alonso; another gives extracts from the commentary by Góngora's contemporary and editor, Salcedo Coronel. There is also a section of analysis (AKGP). Under NOTES you will find supplementary material, much of it from paintings and emblem books of the time.