The Doubtful Strait / El Estrecho Dudoso
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Doubtful Strait / El Estrecho Dudoso by Ernesto Cardenal
Book Description"...very well translated...Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -Booklist "Combining hsitory with poetry, Cardenal exposes the violence, treachery, injustice, and exploitation that are so much a part of [Central America and Mexico's] past and present." -World Literature Today "Explore this dense, beautiful poem and you will be rewarded with riches that 'delight and hurt not'." -Nicaragua Update "...a remarkable text...El estrecho dudoso is a masterful and compelling poetic account of early colonial Central America, and the translation is likewise masterful." -Colonial Latin American Historical Review In this book-length poem, Nicaraguan priest and revolutionary Ernesto Cardenal tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to recent historical events. A remarkable achievement and an engrossing narrative, the poem is published here in both Spanish and English.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253209030
(231mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ernesto Cardenal
Pluriverse, Paperback (January 2009)
The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin America's legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal.
In Cuba, Paperback (February 1974)» View all books by Ernesto Cardenal
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Author Biography - Ernesto Cardenal
ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet, priest, and revolutionary. His works include Cosmic Canticle, Zero Hour and Other Documentary Poems, In Cuba, and Los Ovnis de Oro / Golden UFOs. JOHN LYONS has translated Cardenal's Cosmic Canticles and is the author of a study of Cardenal. TAMARA R. WILLIAMS is Associate Professor of Spanish at Hamilton College.
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