From Eve's Rib: Poems

From Eve's Rib: Poems

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by Gioconda Belli, Margaret Randall, Steven F. White
     
 

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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

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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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" 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:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
Revised bilingual Ed.: English & Spanish
Pages:
121
Sales rank:
1,255,717
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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From Eve's Rib: Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being from Nicaragua, I was touched by the poetry and proud. Beautiful poems in both english and spanish.