Cosmic Canticle by Ernesto Cardenal
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Cosmic Canticle
By Ernesto Cardenal

Cosmic Canticle

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Cosmic Canticle by Ernesto Cardenal

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781880684931
ISBN-10: 1880684934
Format: Paperback / softback
(218mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Pages: 486
Imprint: Curbstone Press,U.S.
Publisher: Curbstone Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Pluriverse by Ernesto Cardenal Pluriverse, Paperback (January 2009)

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Doubtful Strait / El Estrecho Dudoso by Ernesto Cardenal Doubtful Strait / El Estrecho Dudoso, Paperback (February 1995)

Tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to various historical events. Constructed from fragments of documents and histories from the colonial era, this work features a parallel plot, telling the story of the political events and economic conditions of the Nicaraguan history.

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Author Biography - Ernesto Cardenal

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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