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Cosmic Canticle

Cardenal, Ernesto; translated by John Lyons

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ISBN 10: 1880684071 / ISBN 13: 9781880684078
Published by Curbstone Press, 1993
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Signed by the author on the front free endpaper ("Cardenal" - no additional inscription). Some rubbing to edges of cloth; a few pages with creasing to upper right margins; text block edges with light spotting/dampstaining; dust jacket has some wear/rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # 004585

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Title: Cosmic Canticle

Publisher: Curbstone Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed Copy

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

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In this epic poem, Cardenal explores Latin American history by relating the evolution of the universe to the development of human understanding. Throughout, Cardenal blends the visible and the invisible, science and poetry, religion and nature, in 43 autonomous yet integrated cantos.

About the Author:

The towering figure of Latin American poetry, Ernesto Cardenal was born on January 10, 1925, in Granada, Nicaragua. In 1965, he was ordained a priest. He served as Minister of Culture for the Sandinista government from 1979 to 1988. He is currently the director of Casa de los Tres Mundos, a cultural organization in Granada, Nicaragua. Cardenal is the author of more than 60 volumes of poetry, essays, and criticism.

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