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Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (Hispanic Foundation Ser.) -- Spanish and English text.

Mistral Gabriela / Dana, Doris (editor) / Dana, Doris (translator)

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ISBN 10: 080181197X / ISBN 13: 9780801811975
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A., 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hard Cover - VG/VG - Ex-Library -- Book and dust jacket show light wear -- Spanish and English text. 235 pages with index . Translated by Doris Dana / Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. Bookseller Inventory # 319546

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Title: Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (Hispanic...

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Fresconi, Antonio (illustrator)

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Book Type: Ex-Library

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The first Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded to a Latin American writer went to the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. Famous and beloved during her lifetime all over Latin America and in Europe, Mistral has never been known in North America as she deserves to be. The reputation of her more flamboyant and accessible friend and countryman Pablo Neruda has overshadowed hers, and she has been officially sentimentalized into a "poetess" of children and motherhood. Translations, and even selections of her work in Spanish, have tended to underplay the darkness, the strangeness, and the raging intensity of her poems of grief and pain, the yearning power of her evocations of the Chilean landscape, the stark music of her Round Dances, the visionary splendor of her Hymns of America.

During her lifetime Mistral published four books: Desolation, Tenderness, Clearcut, and Winepress. These are included in the "Complete" Nobel edition published in Madrid; the Poem of Chile, her last book, was printed years after her death. Le Guin includes poems from all five books in this volume, with particular emphasis on the later work. The intelligence and passion of Le Guin's selection and translation will finally allow people in the North to hear the originality, power, purity, and intransigence of this great American voice.

Le Guin has published five volumes of her own poetry, an English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, and a volume of mutual translation with the Argentine poet Diana Bellessi, The Twins, the Dream/Las Gemalas, El Sueño. Strongly drawn to Mistral's work as soon as she discovered it, Le Guin has been working on this translation for five years.

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For the first time, the breadth and depth of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral?s poetry is passionately translated to English by Le Guin in this landmark bilingual edition.

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