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Description - The Doubtful Strait / El estrecho dudoso by Ernesto Cardenal

... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -BooklistCombining 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 TodayExplore 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 ReviewIn 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 Details

ISBN: 9780253209030
ISBN-10: 025320903X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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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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