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Tiempos Lejanos: Poetic Images from the Past (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series) (English and Spanish Edition)

García, Nasario

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ISBN 10: 0826333001 / ISBN 13: 9780826333001
Published by University of New Mexico Press, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0826333001 . Tiempos Lejanos. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004. 126pp. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Bookseller Inventory # UGARTIE00VF

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Title: Tiempos Lejanos: Poetic Images from the Past...

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Synopsis:

For Nasario García, poetry comprises his personal images of the past. The poems in this book, presented in Spanish and English, take us back to the village of Ojo del Padre, now called Guadalupe, New Mexico, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when such villages were about to leap from the preindustrial era into a postindustrial world. García grew up in Ojo del Padre and ably captures the landscape, the village and its people, the birds and animals, both domestic and wild, just before they are extinguished forever.

These poems are deceptively simple. While maintaining the viewpoint of a child, García employs sophisticated rhymes and techniques and suffuses the poems with a rich humor. His work links ancient Spanish literary forms with the vernacular language of the village to produce a profoundly authentic New Mexican rural Spanish.

Because these are poems about everyday things, they have a universal appeal. Simple items--a coffee pot, a teakettle--come lyrically to life like a child's wind-up toy.

REMOTE TIMES

Remote times
embedded in the past
remain well guarded
in a precarious
quoin
of my memory
yearning
to escape
so as to enjoy
the freedom
and well being
of my desert
where today
every thing is silent.

TIEMPOS LEJANOS

Tiempos lejanos
quedan reguardados

en un rincón
traicionero de
mi memoria
que se desesperan
por escaparse
para gozar de
la libertad y
del bien estar
de mi desierto
donde hoy día
Todo está muerto.

—from Tiempos Lejanos

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Presented in both Spanish and English, these deceptively simple poems use ancient Spanish literary forms and the vernacular language of today to express the author's personal images of remote times--tiempos lejanos.

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