Brujas y Algo Mas / Witches and Other Things

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Presented in a bilingual format that honors the poet's native Spanish language, this collection of poems represents a deep and spiritual inner-journey, taking on themes of femininity, desire, writing, and corruption. Exposing both the dark truths of female stereotypes and politics, the poems are bold and resonant.

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Overview

Presented in a bilingual format that honors the poet's native Spanish language, this collection of poems represents a deep and spiritual inner-journey, taking on themes of femininity, desire, writing, and corruption. Exposing both the dark truths of female stereotypes and politics, the poems are bold and resonant.

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"In 'Mis amigas,' 'Nevada,' and other poems, the poet explores the stereotypical roles of women (prostitution, frigidity, the social rites of puberty, the pretentiousness of the burguesa) and subverts them with dark undercurrents of pain, anger, and the arcane knowledge of their inauthenticity."  —Americas Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935480160
  • Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1988
  • Series: Discoveries Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Marjorie Agosín is an award-winning Chilean author and poet, and is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is an activist and spokesperson for women's rights in Third World countries. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts, the Letras de Oro Prize for Poetry, and the Latino Literature Prize. She lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Cola Franzen is a writer and translator and a member of the American Literary Translators Association. She is also the vice president of Language Research, Inc. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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