Women of Smoke / Edition 2

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Strong female voices narrate the poems of this collection, including historical and mythological icons such as Virginia Woolf and Penelope as well as contemporary stereotypes ranging from housewives to witches to rape victims. The poems create a communion between women in suffering and explores the relationships they have with themselves and between each other and the exterior world.

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"Agosín's poetic concern is women: homeless women, lost women, gypsy women, women sentenced to death. Accessible, immediate, and frank, her poems, here presented in both Spanish and English, are about relationships rather than individuals.”  —Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935480344
  • Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1988
  • Series: Discoveries Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 115
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Marjorie Agosín is an award-winning Chilean author and poet, and is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is an activist and spokesperson for women's rights in Third World countries. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts, the Letras de Oro Prize for Poetry, and the Latino Literature Prize. She lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Naomi Lindstrom is the author of Early Spanish American Narrative and Jewish Issues in Argentine Literature and the translator of several novels. She is a professor at the University of Texas. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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