Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture)

Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture)

Gabriela Mistral, Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to obtain a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean author Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is frequently characterised as a therapeutic, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of ladies, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, childrens, and the agricultural terrible. She is that political poet and extra: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and bold. it is a ebook choked with surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of those prose-poems, specially the female-erotic prose items of her first publication, cause them to an enormous second within the historical past of literary modernism in a practice that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. it is a e-book that may be eye-opening and informative to the final reader in addition to to scholars of gender stories, cultural stories, literary heritage, and poetry.

This Spanish-English bilingual quantity gathers the main recognized and consultant prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, that have now not been as available to English-only readers as her poetry. The items are grouped into 4 sections. "Fables, Elegies, and issues of the Earth" comprises fifteen of Mistral's such a lot available prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación / Desolation [1922]" offers all of the prose from Mistral's first very important publication. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de los angeles Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects items that exhibit Mistral's evaluations on quite a lot of topics, together with the perform of educating; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's personal writing practices; and her social ideals. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the amount with a chronology of Mistral's lifestyles and a quick creation to her profession and prose.

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