Versos Sencillos/Simple Verses

Versos Sencillos/Simple Verses

by Jose Marti
     
 

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Poetry. SIMPLE VERSES is the first complete English translation of the classic collection VERSOS SENCILLOS, written by the Cuban poet Jose Marti (1853-1895) in the United States during his years of exile and revolutionary struggle. This great political and literary figure of the nineteenth century has been one of the most influential men in all the Americas. A

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Poetry. SIMPLE VERSES is the first complete English translation of the classic collection VERSOS SENCILLOS, written by the Cuban poet Jose Marti (1853-1895) in the United States during his years of exile and revolutionary struggle. This great political and literary figure of the nineteenth century has been one of the most influential men in all the Americas. A spiritual autobiography, SIMPLE VERSES captures in each poem an experience, a feeling or a moment that formed the poet and the man. The poet, the soldier, the troubadour, the legislator, the searcher for truth, the enraptured and the disenchanted lover, the defender of poetry and its transformer, the genius and the man - all alternate in a modulated and musical flow like life itself, which it embodies. The translations of Manuel Tellechea, a Cuban American living in Union City, New Jersey, have been published by the University of Pittsburgh, Freedom House, Transaction Publishers, and others.

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This bilingual edition, translated by a Cuban American living in Union City, NJ, is the first complete rendering of the classic Versos sencillos, written by Cuban poet and patriot Mart . One of the great political and literary figures of the 19th century, Mart lived most of his life in exile, conducting his struggle for freedom from the United States and several Latin American countries and finally dying while fighting against the Spanish in his native Cuba. This edition of a classic of Latin American literature is part of the effort of Arte P blico Press and the University of Houston to recover and disseminate the U.S. Hispanic literary heritage. Tellechea's excellent translation and introduction brings Mart to life for both Spanish- and English-speaking Latinos, and the modest price allows a wide spectrum of readers to become acquainted with or reacquainted with Mart 's spiritual autobiography. Recommended for public and academic libraries.--Carmen J. Palmieri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558852044
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Recovering the U. S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
123
Sales rank:
920,880
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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