A Woman in Her Garden: Selected Poems of Dulce Maria Loynaz

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Born in Cuba in 1902, Loynaz established her reputation as a poet in the first half of the 20th century. After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, she retreated to her house, vowing to never write poetry again and refusing to leave the island of her birth. Like a Cuban Emily Dickinson, she lived out the -remainder of her life in seclusion. In 1992, she received the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious writing award in the Spanish language. She died in 1997. A Woman in Her Garden ...

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Overview

Born in Cuba in 1902, Loynaz established her reputation as a poet in the first half of the 20th century. After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, she retreated to her house, vowing to never write poetry again and refusing to leave the island of her birth. Like a Cuban Emily Dickinson, she lived out the -remainder of her life in seclusion. In 1992, she received the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious writing award in the Spanish language. She died in 1997. A Woman in Her Garden presents a bilingual selection of work from all phases of her career.

Judith Kerman is professor of humanities at Saginaw Valley State College in Michigan. Her books of poetry include Mothering and The Jacoba Poems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893996557
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Secret Weavers Series Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,198,227
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Editor of Headpress and co-author of Killing For Culture and See No Evil, David Kerekes likes old horror comics, in particular he likes Skywald, which he came to understand at an early age were quite unlike anything else in the literary world. Editor of Headpress and co-author of Killing For Culture and See No Evil, David Kerekes likes old horror comics, in particular he likes Skywald, which he came to understand at an early age were quite unlike anything else in the literary world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Translator's Preface 23
Eternity 36
Weary Earth 38
Unexpected Honey 42
The Rose's Prayer 44
Sonnet 48
The Ballad of Belated Love 50
Traveler 52
Premonition 52
Black Wine 54
Prison of Air 54
Beyond 56
If you want me, want me whole 56
What is, is good 58
Fear 60
Iron 62
Love is ... 64
Dialogue 68
Cheche 70
Dry Leaf 74
Time 76
Digression
In my poem I am free 82
What I Want 84
Saint Michael, Archangel 86
Waterplay 90
Creation 92
Island 94
In the Aquarium 96
Bounded Sea 96
Voyage 98
When we go to the sea 100
Blind Water 102
To the Mistrustful 102
Woman and Sea 104
To the Almond Tree River 106
Stars in the River 108
Embrace 110
Backwater 112
Dark Thoughts 114
Paper Boat 116
Harp 118
Hidden Water 120
Water in the Park 122
The Cat 124
The Waterfall 124
Fog 124
Snow 126
The Cloud 126
Noah 126
I've been given many things ... 130
How lucky you are ... 130
There is in you the weariness ... 132
A pebble ... 132
I should shape myself to you ... 134
Yesterday I bathed ... 136
If you say another word ... 136
I do not say your name ... 138
In the deep valley ... 138
Over my mouth ... 140
And this light? 142
The island creature ... 144
Poetry and love demand ... 146
Island of mine ... 148
Love Letter to King Tutankhamen 156
The Bride of Lazarus 166
Centipede 184
Housefly 184
Seahorse 186
Elephant 188
Bat 190
About the Translator 192
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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Delicado trabajo de traducción que muestra la belleza y el encan

    Delicado trabajo de traducción que muestra la belleza y el encanto de los poemas de D.M. Loynaz.

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