From Eve's Rib: Poems

Overview

Gioconda Belli's poetry, widely published and revered in Latin America and Europe, celebrates the longing for a society in which humanity constructs its future, animated by an inextinguishable erotic, maternal, and transcentendly loving desire. As Salman Rushdie wrote in his book, The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey, her poetry is a "kind of public love poetry that comes clower, to expressing the passion of Nicaragua than anything I [have] yet heard."

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Overview

Gioconda Belli's poetry, widely published and revered in Latin America and Europe, celebrates the longing for a society in which humanity constructs its future, animated by an inextinguishable erotic, maternal, and transcentendly loving desire. As Salman Rushdie wrote in his book, The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey, her poetry is a "kind of public love poetry that comes clower, to expressing the passion of Nicaragua than anything I [have] yet heard."

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Editorial Reviews

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" Her poems link feminist eroticism with social convictions..." — American Poetry Review

"Gioconda Belli is one of the most gifted writers to have come out of Central America in the last ten years. She possesses a wonderfully free and original talent." —Harold Pinter

" . . . [this] bilingual collection of Gioconda Belli's poetry offers a woman's perspective of Nicaraguan life before, during, and after the Sandinista triumph."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880684139
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised bilingual Ed.: English & Spanish
  • Pages: 121
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 in Managua, Nicaragua) is an author, novelist and renowned Nicaraguan poet.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Margaret Randall

Y Dios me hizo mujer
And God Made Me Woman

Dime
Tell Me

Menstruación
Menstruation

Maternidad
Maternity

Parto
Birth

¿Qué sos Nicaragua?
What Are You Nicaragua?

Metamorfosis
Metamorphosis

Vestidos de dinamita
Dressed in Dynamite

Yo, la que te quiere
I Am the Woman Who Loves You

Recorriéndote
Exploring You

Al comandante Marcos
To Comandante Marcos

Patria libre: 19 de julio de 1979
Patria Libre: July 19, 1979

Le sangre de otros
The Blood of Others

Soñar para despertar soñando
To Dream in Order to Wake Up Dreaming

Ayúdame a creer que no seremos
      los últimos pobladores de la tierra
Help Me Believe We Will Not Be
      the Last People on Earth

Canto de guerra
Warsong

Permanencia
Permanence

In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Mayo
May

Si yo no vivera
If I Didn't Live

Pequeñas lecciones de erotismo I
Brief Lessons in Eroticism I

Pequeñas lecciones de erotismo II
Brief Lessons in Eroticism II

Nicaragua agua fuego
Nicaragua Fire Water

Aconteció en un viaje de domingo a la playa
It Happened on a Sunday Trip to the Beach

Los portadores de sueños
The Dream Bearers

Nueva York
New York

Conjunción
Conjunction

Biographical Notes

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