An Absence of Shadows

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Arresting poems depicting human rights abuses in Latin America.

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Overview

Arresting poems depicting human rights abuses in Latin America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877727924
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Human Rights Series Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marjorie Agosin is a poet, writer and human rights activist. She is also a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College and editor of our Secret Weavers Series. Marjorie Agosin is a poet, writer and human rights activist. She is also a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College and editor of our Secret Weavers Series.

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Table of Contents

Preface 11
An Absence of Shadows 17
You 19
Questions 21
Once Again 23
The Obedient Girl 27
Night 31
The President 33
Renee 35
El Salvador 37
Dominga 41
Fear 47
Fear II 49
A Declaration of Human Rights for Children 51
Napa 55
An Apology 61
Renee Eppelbaum 67
"Then he asked her" 73
"When the evening light burns" 75
"Have you seen my son?" 77
"And sometimes I approach ..." 79
"Look" 81
"Here are our albums" 83
"When she showed me her photograph" 85
"Like a migratory bird ..." 89
Misty Letters 91
Kerchiefs 91
"How many times ..." 93
"They patiently name them ..." 95
"The jacarandas ..." 95
Processions 97
"And then the visionaries ..." 99
"The closets have remained ..." 99
"And then they were hurled ..." 101
"They saw her grasp ..." 101
"The irascible distinct mist ..." 103
"And they were" 105
"A woman waits ..." 107
As Gentle as Beginnings 109
"They arose on tiptoe ..." 111
"They began to move ..." 111
"Beloved sister" 113
"Luminous sage" 115
Memorial 117
"The yellow flowers" 119
"Walking, she is a soliloquy ..." 121
Sounds 123
Poem to be Recited in Dreams of the Sea 125
"Mothers of political prisoners" 127
"Transparent" 129
"And their lips began ..." 131
Prologue 135
Beyond the Dawn 137
Zones of Pain 139
Zones of Pain II 141
The Hand 143
The Most Unbelievable Part 145
Torture 149
The God of Children 153
The Shrouded Woman 155
Anne Frank and Us 157
Could We Have Been Her 161
Disappeared Woman 165
Disappeared Woman II 167
Disappeared Woman III 169
Disappeared Woman IV 171
Disappeared Woman V 173
Disappeared Woman VI 175
Remembering the Madwomen of the Plaza de Mayo 177
Aprons of Smoke 181
Naked Girls in the Forests of Barbed Wire 183
The Dark Rooms 187
How Does an Imprisoned Woman See the Light? 189
The Captive Woman and the Light 191
The Captive Woman and the Light II 193
Pupils 195
The Eyes of the Interred 197
What Lies in the Depths of Your Eyes? 199
From the Cell I Outline the Trace 201
Among the Pines 203
The Blood is a Nest 205
More Than Peace 207
We Were Met 209
The Author 211
The Translators 211
The Human Rights Series 213
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