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This Spanish-English bilingual volume gathers the most famous and representative prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature. The pieces are grouped into four sections: "Fables, Elegies, and Things of the Earth," "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolacion / Desolation [1992]," "Lyrical Biographies," and "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages.'"
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Overview

This Spanish-English bilingual volume gathers the most famous and representative prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature. The pieces are grouped into four sections: "Fables, Elegies, and Things of the Earth," "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolacion / Desolation [1992]," "Lyrical Biographies," and "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages.'"
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Stephen Tapscott is Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Table of Contents

The sea 4
The zebra 5
The golden pheasant 8
Flour 11
In praise of salt 12
The fig 13
The pineapple 14
The tortoise 15
Bread 17
The giraffe 19
The alpaca 21
The sunflower 22
In praise of glass 24
In praise of sand 27
Second praise-song for the sand 29
The teacher's prayer 34
Children's hair 36
I Poems of the mothers 37
II Poems of the saddest mother 49
Lullabies 53
Motifs of clay 56
The four-petaled flower 67
Poems of ecstasy 69
Art 75
Decalogue of the artist 79
Commentary on poems by Rabindranath Tagore 81
Spiritual readings 85
Motifs of the passion 93
Poems of the home 96
Scholarly prose/stories for schools 103
Why bamboo canes are hollow 103
Why roses have thorns 108
The root of the rosebush 111
The thistle 113
The puddle 116
Song to Saint Francis 122
Profile of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 137
To declare the dream 149
Thoughts on teaching 154
Profile of the Mexican Indian woman 158
Chile 162
A man of Mexico : Alfonso Reyes 166
Alfonsina Storni 171
An invitation to read Rainer Maria Rilke 177
If Napoleon had never existed 184
Jose Marti 192
A message about Pablo Neruda 200
How I write 206
On four sips of water 215
The forbidden word 225
My social beliefs 230
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