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Sweet Cuba: The Building of a Poetic Tradition - 1608-1958

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398 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.In English and Spanish Sweet Cuba The Building of a Poetic Tradition: 1608-1958 Forja de una tradicin potica: 1608-1958 Published by Hidden Brook Press ISBN - 978-1-897475-53-9 Editor: Dr. Manuel de Jess Velzquez Len Translators: John B. Lee, Dr. Manuel de Jess Velzquez Len Sweet Cuba is the most significant book of translated Cuban poetry ever published. It will remain of dominant importance in Cubas poetic history for decades to come. Cuban poetry has never had such a thorough and precise translation as is presented here in this collection. Sweet Cuba es el libro de poesa cubana traducida ms significativo que haya sido publicado. Ser de importancia relevante en la historia potica de Cuba por dcadas. La poesa cubana nunca ha tenido una traduccin tan precisa y cabal como la que esta antologa ofrece. Apart from a few known writers, Cuban poetry is a mystery to us. To have it so brilliantly translated by John B. Lee and Manuel Velzquez is indeed a gift. They translate the poetic history of that astonishing island with a masters hand. Rosemary Sullivan, author of Cuba - Grace Under Pressure Con la excepcin de unos pocos poetas conocidos, la poesa cubana es un misterio para nosotros. Tenerla tan brillantemente traducida por John B. Lee y Manuel Velzquez es ciertamente un obsequio. Ellos traducen la historia potica de esa isla asombrosa con mano maestra. Rosemary Sullivan, autora de Cuba - Grace Under Pressure ---- The paradox of Sweet Cuba is the fragile poetic bridges that yearn to connect Martis metaphorical yoke with stars that are within and beyond the reach of language. These poems record the dialectic between the romantic possibilities and phenomenal impossibilities that are the poignant story of Cuba, and nothing is lost in translation. Linda Rogers, Victoria Poet Laureate La paradoja de Sweet Cuba es la de los frgiles puentes poticos que ansan conectar el yugo metafrico de Mart con estrellas que estn dentro y ms all del alcance del lenguaje. Estos poemas exploran la dialctica entre las posibilidades romnticas y las imposibilidades fenomenales que constituyen la conmovedora historia de Cuba, y nada se pierde en la traduccin. Linda Rogers, Poetiza Laureada de Victoria This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781897475539

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Publisher: Hidden Brook Press

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In English and Spanish Sweet Cuba The Building of a Poetic Tradition: 1608-1958 Forja de una tradición poética: 1608-1958 Published by Hidden Brook Press ISBN - 978-1-897475-53-9 Editor: Dr. Manuel de Jesús Velázquez León Translators: John B. Lee, Dr. Manuel de Jesús Velázquez León Sweet Cuba is the most significant book of translated Cuban poetry ever published. It will remain of dominant importance in Cuba's poetic history for decades to come. Cuban poetry has never had such a thorough and precise translation as is presented here in this collection. Sweet Cuba es el libro de poesía cubana traducida más significativo que haya sido publicado. Será de importancia relevante en la historia poética de Cuba por décadas. La poesía cubana nunca ha tenido una traducción tan precisa y cabal como la que esta antología ofrece. Apart from a few known writers, Cuban poetry is a mystery to us. To have it so brilliantly translated by John B. Lee and Manuel Velázquez is indeed a gift. They translate the poetic history of that astonishing island with a master's hand. Rosemary Sullivan, author of "Cuba - Grace Under Pressure" Con la excepción de unos pocos poetas conocidos, la poesía cubana es un misterio para nosotros. Tenerla tan brillantemente traducida por John B. Lee y Manuel Velázquez es ciertamente un obsequio. Ellos traducen la historia poética de esa isla asombrosa con mano maestra. Rosemary Sullivan, autora de Cuba - Grace Under Pressure ---- The paradox of Sweet Cuba is the fragile poetic bridges that yearn to connect Marti's metaphorical yoke with stars that are within and beyond the reach of language. These poems record the dialectic between the romantic possibilities and phenomenal impossibilities that are the poignant story of Cuba, and nothing is lost in translation. Linda Rogers, Victoria Poet Laureate La paradoja de Sweet Cuba es la de los frágiles puentes poéticos que ansían conectar el yugo metafórico de Martí con estrellas que están dentro y más allá del alcance del lenguaje. Estos poemas exploran la dialéctica entre las posibilidades románticas y las imposibilidades fenomenales que constituyen la conmovedora historia de Cuba, y nada se pierde en la traducción. Linda Rogers, Poetiza Laureada de Victoria

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Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, near Highgate, John was supposed to be the 5th generation John to take over the family farm. He abandoned this legacy to become a poet. John has published over 50 books and his work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications. He is the poet laureate of Norfolk Country and Brantford, Ontario and he has won 70 awards, including Black Moss Press' inaugural Souwesto Award. He is the only two-time recipient of the People's Poetry Award. John currently lives in Port Dover, Ontario where he works as a full time author.

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