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.
Cosmic Canticle, Paperback / softback (September 2002)View all books by Ernesto Cardenal
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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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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