The Poetry of Julia Uceda

Overview

A contemporary of 1950s poets Angel Gonzalez, Gloria Fuertes, and Claudio Rodriguez, Julia Uceda is an original and intensely visionary poetic voice of today's Spain. This is poetry with a metaphysical, existential edge and a harsh honesty. Her writing reflects a private struggle with the largest question of all, the question of Being. This selection of her poetry is intended as a representative sampling from all her published work, including the 1994 Del camino de humo. This is the first book-length translation ...
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Overview

A contemporary of 1950s poets Angel Gonzalez, Gloria Fuertes, and Claudio Rodriguez, Julia Uceda is an original and intensely visionary poetic voice of today's Spain. This is poetry with a metaphysical, existential edge and a harsh honesty. Her writing reflects a private struggle with the largest question of all, the question of Being. This selection of her poetry is intended as a representative sampling from all her published work, including the 1994 Del camino de humo. This is the first book-length translation of Julia Uceda's poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820424095
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Nuestra Voz Series
  • Pages: 215

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Note on the Translation 12
Selected Bibliography 15
Come Wrapped in the Wind 20
My Hands, My Lips 22
Return 24
Axes 26
Butterfly in Ashes 28
The Stranger 30
Mirrors 32
Elegy 34
I'm Not Asking Anyone's Pardon For My Existence 36
The Accused 38
Strange Youth 40
Dear Brother 42
Diaspora 44
To See a Man 46
On the Border 48
I Know I'm Being Cheated 52
Response for Witches 54
The Trap 58
The Other Threshold 60
Invitation to the Country of Men 62
The Stranger 64
Dialogue 66
Eternal Waves 68
Elegy Over Time 72
A Country Seen From Afar 78
Birthday 86
No Trespassing 90
Northwest 92
Broadway, One Night 96
Southern Roses 104
Condemned to Silence 110
Dead Silence 116
The Last Supper (Woman of Straw) 120
Appointment with a Shadow 124
Metamorphosis 130
Deep Blue Sea 132
Group of Men (Faculty Meeting) 144
Time Remembers Me 148
Spain is a Long Winter 150
That Thing 154
If a Butterfly Lights on Your Hand, Kill It 156
The Face Turned to the Wall 158
Footnote to History 164
My Absolute is a Star 168
Ancient Secret Voices of the Night 172
The Order of Dream 182
Limitrophe Poems 184
The Grounding of Gods 188
Truce 196
I Look for Signs in the Stone 198
Deep Like Rivers 202
The Order of Dream 206
Dollhouse 210
Memory of a Street 214
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